In a significant development, the Indian army successfully foiled two separate infiltration attempts by terrorists along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch and Tangdhar districts. The incidents occurred on different days, with the latest one being reported today in Poonch Sector.
According to Jammu-based Public Relations Officer (Defence) Lt Col Suneel Bartwal, the encounter in Poonch district took place when alert Indian troops in the Degwar sector noticed the movement of terrorists attempting to cross over from the other side under the cover of darkness. An army ambush party engaged with the terrorists in the Garhi battalion area at around 2 am.
In the ensuing gunfight, one terrorist was killed, while another managed to flee towards Pintu Nala, after being shot. Meanwhile, officials added that the whole area has been cordoned off and a search operation is underway.
Similarly, in the Tangdhar Sector, Indian Army and Kupwara Police jointly launched a cordon and search operation in the Dakhen-Amrohi area based on intelligence about possible infiltration attempts. During the operation, the joint party encountered terrorists attempting to infiltrate to the Indian side. In the ensuing encounter, one terrorist was neutralized.
The spokesperson of the Kupwara Police, while speaking to PTI said, “During the search operation, movement of terrorists, trying to infiltrate to our side, was observed. They were challenged by the joint party in which one terrorist was neutralized. ”