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Army foils infiltration bid by Pakistan militants in Jammu and Kashmir

Four terrorists attempted to infiltrate under the cover of darkness and thick forest in the mountainous terrain in Tangdhar, but ran away when Indian army personnel opened fire on them.

india Updated: Feb 01, 2018 19:06 IST
Indian army soldiers take positions near the Line of Control in Nowshera sector of Rajouri near Jammu.
Indian army soldiers take positions near the Line of Control in Nowshera sector of Rajouri near Jammu. (PTI file)

The army has foiled an infiltration bid by Pakistani militants along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Tangdhar sector of Jammu and Kashmir, it said on Thursday.

“An infiltration bid wassuccessfully repulsed by the alert army troops in the Tangdhar sector in north Kashmir during the early hours of 31 January, 2018,” the army said in a statement.

It added that four terrorists attempted to infiltrate under the cover of darkness and thick forest in the mountainous terrain in the general area of Kalban in Tangdhar, but were spotted by the troops.

Facing a heavy firing from the army personnel, the terrorists were seen running away into the thick forest towards the LoC, the statement said.

Search operations were in progress in the area, officials said.

“The repeated attempts of infiltration in north Kashmir continue to be foiled by the alert and watchful army units, based on sound intelligence, thus eliminating the nefarious designs of Pakistaniforces to foment trouble in the Valley,” the statement said.