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Army foils 2nd infiltration bid ahead of PM's JK visit

PTI  Jammu, July 03, 2014
First Published: 17:12 IST(3/7/2014) | Last Updated: 17:14 IST(3/7/2014)

Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Jammu and Kashmir, army troops on Thursday foiled second infiltration bid in less than 24 hours by a group of terrorists along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district.

"A group of terrorists crossed in to Indian territory from Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) along LoC in Krishnagati (KG) sector of Poonch district in the early hours of this morning," Col Munish Mehta said.

Alert troops spotted the group of intruders who on being challenged opened fired at the troops triggering a gunfight, he said, adding there was no loss of life on this side of border.

The exchange of fires were going on when the reports last came from the area of Balnoie.

This is second major infiltration bid by Pak-based terrorists in less than 24 hours in KG sector ahead of visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Jammu and Kashmir. Troops had last night foiled the infiltration bid in the same area.

The LoC has become active in view of the infiltration bid and ceasefire violations in last one week.

On the intervening night of June 30 and July 1, violating the ceasefire, Pakistani troops targeted Indian posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Mendhar sub-sector of Poonch district, forcing Indian forces to retaliate effectively.

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