Army foils major infiltration bid in Poonch sector; one infiltrator killed

Srinagar, April 9 (KNS): An infiltrator was killed as the Indian Army has foiled a major infiltration bid by militants in the Poonch sector of Jammu region on Sunday.

A defence spokesman said that on the intervening night of 8/9 April 2023, alert troops of the Indian Army on the LoC in the Poonch Sector(J&K), detected some suspicious movement of a group of individuals.

He said that the individuals were challenged by Indian Army troops on own side of LoC, close to the fence. "On being intercepted, in the ensuing operations, one dead body has been seen and the other intruders ran into the forest area,” he said.

The army further said that a cordon of the area has been established and search operation is in progress. “Update will follow,” he added. (KNS)

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