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Army foils infiltration bids on LoC in Jammu

IANS 27 Nov 2014, 8:06:48 AM IST

Jammu: Army has foiled two infiltration bids on the line of control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir during the last 48 hours.

A senior army officer told IANS in winter capital Jammu today,"A group of heavily armed terrorists tried to infiltrate at Panjni Nallah in Balakote sector in Poonch."

"Alert troopers foiled their attempt and pushed them back. There was firing between two sides which continued till 11 a.m. yesterday," the officer added.

"There was another attempt at 2 a.m. Wednesday, but it was also foiled."

"They want to derail the poll process but we are alert and won't allow them to create disturbances".

Constituencies of Poonch Havelli, Surankore and Mendhar in Poonch border district go to polls on Dec 2 in the second phase of the five-phased Jammu and Kashmir state assembly elections.