Two terrorists were killed as Army troops foiled an infiltration attempt along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir early on Monday, a defence spokesperson said.
Jammu-based Defence Public Relation Officer Lt Col Devender Anand said the operation is still underway in the area.
Jammu-based Defence spokesman Lt Col Devender Anand said, “In the early hours of August 30, terrorists from across the Line of Control made an attempt to infiltrate in the Poonch sector. Alert Army troops detected the infiltration bid by effective use of the integrated surveillance grid in Poonch sector in the early hours of Monday.”
The spokesman said on being challenged by the Army troops a fierce firefight with the militants ensued in which one militant was killed. He said the body of the militant along an AK-47 rifle has been recovered. “The operation is still in progress in the area. This action by alert the Army displays resolve of the Indian Army to thwart any misadventure along the Line of Control,” he added.
On Sunday Minister of State for Defence Ajay Bhatt asked the army to be prepared to meet the emerging security challenges effectively.