Army foils infiltration bid along LoC in Jammu and Kashmir, 2 terrorists killed

Indian troops fired and the group of suspected militants was forced to withdraw back into the Pakistani side, defence sources said.

india Updated: Feb 15, 2018 21:50 IST
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Pakistan had also violated ceasefire in Nowshera sector of the LoC on Wednesday.(PTI File Photo/Representative image )

The army killed two militants in a gunfight on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district on Thursday, foiling an infiltration bid from Pakistan, military sources said.

“Alert troops noticed suspicious movements in Balakote area early on Thursday,” a source said. “A brief firing exchange took place between the troops and the terrorists. Two intruding terrorists were killed while a search operation is going on.”

The Pakistani Army on Wednesday violated the 2003 ceasefire in Nowshera sector of the LoC in Rajouri district.

“They violated the ceasefire around 7 pm using small arms, automatics and mortars. But our positions retaliated effectively and strongly,” the source added.

First Published: Feb 15, 2018 12:05 IST