Two infiltrators killed in Kashmir



Two guerrillas were killed and an armyman was injured in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district, as the army Saturday foiled an infiltration bid on the Line of Control (LoC), a defence spokesman said. A huge cache of arms and ammunition was also recovered.

“Two militants were eliminated when troops foiled an infiltration bid on the LoC in Poonch today (Saturday),” defence spokesman Colonel Manish Mehta told IANS.

The army noticed movement of a group of militants around 2.30 a.m. The intruders were challenged, and after an exchange of fire, two militants were killed, he said.

An armyman suffered injuries and was taken 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.

In the past 10 days, Pakistani troops have thrice violated the bilateral ceasefire agreement on the LoC in the district.

The army says these violations are intended to support infiltration by guerrillas into the Indian side.