Army personnel killed in gun battle with militants at LoC in J-K

September 21st, 2008 - 9:32 pm ICT by ANI  

Srinagar, Sept 21 (ANI): An Army personnel was killed today in a fierce gun battle on the Line of Control (LoC) between Indian troops and militants, in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.
The militants entered the country under the cover of firing from Pakistani side of the border in Poonch.
A group of armed militants entered the Indian territory from Kabaristan post of Pakistan and were trapped by troops close to Kalash Indian post between Zeroline and border fencing along LoC in Poonch district today, according to Defence officials.
Sepoy Chiba of 1stAssam Regiment died in the gun battle, they said, adding that infiltration by militants followed the heavy cross-border firing on Indian positions along LoC since Saturday.
They further said, The encounter is taking place in a dense forest and as it is a heavily mined area, we cannot cross to that side, thereby making the operation very difficult.” (ANI)

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