Two militants killed as Army foils infiltration bid in J&K’s Rajouri

A reconnaissance of the general area of attempted infiltration site is in progress, according to Army sources.

August 23, 2022 09:09 am | Updated 02:09 pm IST - Jammu

A soldier remains high alert along the Line of Control in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir. FIle photo

A soldier remains high alert along the Line of Control in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir. FIle photo | Photo Credit: PTI

Two infiltrators were killed as an infiltration bid was foiled by the Army in Pukharni area of Nowshera sector along the Line of Control in Rajouri district, the Army said on Tuesday, August 23, 2022.

“Army troops deployed near the LoC noticed some suspicious movement last night and opened fire. In the incident two infiltrators were killed and their bodies are lying near the fence, while attempts are being made to recover them,” the Army said..

Army jawans take positions along LoC in Rajouri. File photo

Army jawans take positions along LoC in Rajouri. File photo | Photo Credit: PTI

A reconnaissance of the general area of attempted infiltration site is in progress, the Army said.

“In reconnaissance by quadcopter, two bodies of infiltrators have been observed and the area is being scanned further,” the Army said.

According to officials, a group of suspected terrorists tried to sneak into Pukharni village of Laam in Naushera under the cover of darkness from across the border.

One of the terrorists stepped over a landmine causing an explosion around 10 pm on Monday, they said, adding the alert Army troops who were observing the movement of the terrorists laid a cordon and started a search of the area on Tuesday morning.

The latest infiltration bid in the Naushera sector comes close on the heels of the arrest of a highly trained Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) guide, who also worked for an intelligence unit of Pakistani army, in an injured condition by Army on Sunday.

( With inputs from PTI)

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