Army foils infiltration bid, arrests one

February 23rd, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS  

Jammu, Feb 23 (IANS) The Indian Army Thursday said it foiled an attempt by militants to sneak into Jammu and Kashmir from Pakistan and arrested a Pakistani guide.

Army officials said seven or eight men were sighted Wednesday night in Tarkundi area on the Line of Control (LoC) in the mountainous district Poonch, about 240 km northwest of Jammu.

“The army challenged and fired at them, forcing them to retreat. One man accompanying them was arrested,” an officer said.

The man was identified as Mohammad Khadim Rawalakot in Pakistani Kashmir. Said to be a guide, “he is being interrogated”, the officer said.

This is first major infiltration attempt by militants this year to sneak into India.

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