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Two suspected terrorists gunned down at LoC

The to were killed while they were trying to cross into Indian territory from across the Line of Control (LoC).

india Updated: Dec 16, 2006 13:12 IST

AlertArmy troops on Friday late night eliminated two armed intruders that foiled an infiltration bid to cross over to this side of Line of Control (LoC) in border belt of Mendhar Tehsil of Poonch district.

Giving details, Colonel GS (IW), DK Badola said that “at 1:30 on Friday night, troops of10 SIKHLI spotted some movement beyond fencing near LoC in Krishna Ghati area. When troops saw two armed intruders approaching towards fencing, the duo were challenged following which, indiscriminate fire was opened from the other side that was retaliated.”

“After an hour long fierce firefight, army troops eliminated both the armed intruders,” informed Colonel DK Badola adding that “though bodies of the slain intruders can be seen but the same has not yet been recovered area is quite far away from the fencing.”

“It seems that the slain intruders were and advance party but after their elimination the group of infiltrators following the duo may have returned,” said Colonel Badola while replying to a query.

First Published: Dec 16, 2006 11:24 IST