A day after killing 12 rebels along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora district, the Indian Army foiled another infiltration bid in Poonch district on Sunday, killing a militant and injuring another.
An army officer said four militants tried to enter from Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) in the Krishnagati sub-sector of Poonch district around 1am. "Two others escaped and later dragged the body of the slain militant to the other side," he said.
According to the army, the infiltration bids — Sunday's was the ninth this month — were indicative of the depletion in the ranks of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Muhammad and their desperation to recruit more fighters.
Intelligence inputs suggest such bids will carry on till the onset of winter.
"Infiltration will continue and so will the militants' mistakes," said Lt Gen Syed Atta Hasnain, chief of the army's Srinagar-based 15 Corps.