JK: Indian Army foils Infiltration bid in Poonch, 2 terrorists killed

Jammu, Aug 21 (UNI) Indian Army on Monday foiled an infiltration bid by neutralizing two terrorists in Balakote Sector of Poonch district in Jammu and Kashmir.

Jammu based Defence Spokesman, Lieutenant Colonel, Suneel Bartwal said that based on inputs received from multiple intelligence agencies and police revealed the presence of terrorists waiting to cross the Line of Control (LoC) from opposite own Balakote Sector.

“Based on these inputs own surveillance grid was placed on heightened alert and multiple ambushes were sited at suitable location,” said the spokesman.

He said that on Monday morning, two terrorists were detected by alert troops to be making attempts to cross the LoC onto own side making use of inclement weather, dense fog, thick foliage and undulating ground in Hamirpur area of Balakote Sector.

“As the terrorists approached own ambush sites, they were challenged and then engaged with effective fire,” he said.

Suneel Bartwal added that this forced the terrorists to flee from the ambush site by making use of weather and ground conditions and however, effective fire resulted in one terrorist falling down on the ground near the LoC.

“Additional troops were then moved into the area and search operations commenced in the afternoon after improvement of weather conditions and visibility,” he said.

The Spokesman said that the search of the area,it led to the recovery of an AK-47 rifle with two magazines, 30 rounds, two grenades and Pak origin medicines.

“During the search, blood trails leading towards LoC were also detected. As per intelligence inputs, the two terrorists who attempted to infiltrate were injured due to fire from own troops, but still managed to return across the fence and later they succumbed to their injuries,” he added.

Own troops continue to remain on alert and maintain vigil to foil any attempts of infiltration.

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