Two intruders, apparently militants, from Pakistan were killed on Wednesday in an encounter with the army at a place 30 km from Rajouri against the backdrop of sustained firing from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.
“Troops detected the movement of two-three intruders through surveillance equipment. The intruders, after crossing the line of control (LoC), were heading towards the fence at about 11am on Wednesday, when they were challenged and killed by our soldiers,” said SN Acharya, officiating public relations officer, defence, in Jammu.
Intelligence sources said the intruders made the entry bid in an area manned by the Sikh Regiment.
Before they could flee towards Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, they opened fire on the Indian troops before the two were killed and one was injured.
Sources said the Pakistani troops were providing cover to the third intruder. The bodies of the intruders could not be retrieved due to firing from across the border. It is suspected that soldiers from Pakistan would come in the night to gather the bodies.
Wednesday’s truce violation was the eighth in June. On June 25, four militants made an intrusion bid, which was foiled. And on June 22, there was an exchange of fire between troops and some elements in the Sabjian (Poonch) sector.
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srinagar: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has announced R710 crore to Jammu and Kashmir for land acquisition to build rural roads under the Bharat Nirman project.
“The good news is that a note has been prepared for the grant of R710 crore to the state … for land acquisition,” the PM said.HTC