Infiltration bid along LoC in J-K foiled

October 11th, 2008 - 10:02 pm ICT by ANI  

Srinagar, Oct 11 (ANI): Army troops on Saturday shot dead a Pakistani militant in a gun battle in Poonch District of Jammu and Kashmir, foiling another infiltration bid by militants along the Line of Control (LoC).

A group of five militants entered into Indian territory in the forward post of Sabra Gali area along the LoC in Poonch District in the wee hours today.

The troops, who noticed the infiltration movement through thermal imagers, cordoned off the area and launched a search operation.

Militants opened fired on the troops, which was retaliated, ensuing a gunbattle in which one Pakistani militant was killed. The others managed to escape.

The slain militant, identified as Mohammad Sarwar, hailed from Rahd area in Pakistan.

One AK rifle, three magazines and some explosive materials have been recovered from the infiltrators. (ANI)

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