Infiltration bid foiled, two terrorists neutralised in J&K’s Poonch

Jammu, Sep 6 (UNI) A day after one terrorist was killed in Reasi district, Army troops on the intervening night foiled an infiltration bid and neutralised two terrorists near Mandi in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Lieutenant Colonel Suneel Bartwal, PRO Defence, Jammu here on Wednesday said that two terrorists were observed crossing the Line of Control and coming towards own side on intervening night of September 5-6 in Mandi sub sect of Poonch District.

He said that a joint operation was launched by Indian Army and Police immediately to intercept the terrorists.

“Hostile terrain, dense jungle and steep gradient was utilized by terrorists to bring down heavy volume of fire on own troops,” said the PRO adding that in the ensuing firefight which continued for long hours, both terrorists were eliminated.

‘Body of one terrorist alongwith war like stores recovered while search operation for recovering body of the second terrorist is in progress,” Bartwal said.

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