A terrorist was neutralised in a gunfight as Indian Army troops guarding the Line of Control (LoC) successfully foiled an infiltration attempt from across the border in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district.
In the Degwar sector, alert troops noticed the movement of terrorists trying to sneak into Indian side under the cover of darkness in the early hours of the day.
The troops immediately engaged the terrorists in an encounter.
During the encounter, one terrorist was killed. However, his body has not yet been retrieved from the scene.
According to Jammu-based defence PRO Lieutenant Colonel Suneel Bartwal, an army ambush party established contact with the terrorists in the Garhi battalion area around 2 am.
“Two individuals were observed moving across LoC in the general area of Degwar Terva. In the ensuing firefight, one terrorist was seen dropping while the second moved towards Pintu Nala,” the officer said, reports PTI.
The entire area have been cordoned off by the Army and a search operation is underway.
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