Militant, jawan killed as troops foil infiltration bid

Posted By: PTI
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Jammu, Oct 14: A militant and an army jawan were killed today in a gunbattle near the Line of Control (LoC) as troops foiled a bid by ultras to infiltrate into Poonch in Jammu and Kashmir from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

Defence Ministry spokesman said army detected some suspicious movement of a group of militants along the LoC in Krishnagati sector at around 1500 hours today.

J&K:1 killed as troops foil infiltration

The army confronted the infiltrating terrorists who opened fire, critically injuring Lance Naik Govind Singh, Defence Spokesman S N Acharya said. Govind Singh died enroute to hospital, Acharya added.

During the ensuing gunbattle, troops killed a terrorist and recovered his body, he said. The area has been cordoned off and the operation was still going on when the reports last came from the area, Acharya said.


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