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Three infiltrators killed near LoC, says Army

Indian Army soldiers near the Line of Control in J&K. File photo.

Indian Army soldiers near the Line of Control in J&K. File photo.   | Photo Credit: PTI

According to officials, counter-infiltration operation began on May 28

Three infiltrators were killed by a counter-infiltration grid of the security forces along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Pir Panjal valley’s Rajouri district on Monday, according to army and police officials.

The infiltration bid, aimed at pushing heavily armed militants, was foiled in the Kabootar-Gala area of the Nowshehra Sector. “Three unidentified armed militants were killed and the fourth one was injured,” officials said.

A search is on for any other bodies lying in the area and to nab the injured militant. “Arms and ammunition, including automatic rifles and grenades, have been recovered during the search operation,” the officials said.

Official sources said the infiltration bid was reported during the intervening night of May 29 and May 30. The security forces launched an operation immediately to push back the infiltrators. Several explosions were also reported during the combing operation. “The bodies of the infiltrators could not be retrieved yet due to indiscriminate firing resorted to by the Pakistan Army,” the officials said.

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