Jammu, Feb 21:

One militant was killed by troopers of the Border Security Force (BSF) near the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district, an official said.

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“An infiltration attempt was foiled by BSF troopers in Keri sector on Monday night during which a militant was killed,” the BSF official said.

Suspicious movement of a group of two-three militants was observed along the LoC fence, after which the troopers fired, the official added.

The militants also fired back on the BSF troops and the exchange continued for half an hour.

The body of the militant and one AK-47 rifle were recovered during a search near the border fencing. (IANS)