Jammu, May 10 :
Two guerrillas were killed and an armyman was injured Saturday in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir when the army foiled an infiltration bid on the Line of Control (LoC).
“Two militants were eliminated when alert troops foiled an infiltration bid on the LoC in Poonch today (Saturday),” defence spokesman Colonel Manish Mehta told IANS.
“Troops noticed movement of a group of militants around 2.30 a.m. today.”
“The intruders were challenged, after which an exchange of firing took place. Two militants have been killed so far,” the spokesman said.
“Searches are going on in the area though firing has stopped.”
An armyman suffered injuries and he was shifted to a hospital.
A large cache of arms and ammunition was recovered by the army after foiling the infiltration bid.
During a search, two AK-47 rifles, 240 rounds of ammunition, eight AK-47 magazines, one under barrel grenade launcher (UBGL), three hand grenades, one claymore mine, two detonators, one packet of explosives and one timer device were recovered, he said.
The army says these violations are intended to support infiltration by guerrillas into the Indian side.
During the past 10 days, Pakistani troops have thrice violated the bilateral ceasefire agreement on the LoC in the district.
The army maintains these violations are intended to support infiltration by guerrillas into the Indian side.