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Infiltration bid foiled along LoC in Poonch

Jammu: Army today foiled an infiltration bid along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, a day after India lodged a strong protest with Pakistan over ceasefire violations.There was suspected movement of
PTI January 18, 2014 17:18 IST
PTI
Jammu: Army today foiled an infiltration bid along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, a day after India lodged a strong protest with Pakistan over ceasefire violations.

There was suspected movement of a group of three to four militants along the LoC in Krishnagati forward area of Poonch at 0830 hours, a defence spokesperson said.  “They were spotted 150 metres inside own LOC and they were challenged”, the spokesman said.  

“However, the terrorists continued to close in towards our post (in order to attack it as per Border Action Team pattern) in the area, following which they were fired upon by own alert troops,” he said.

The terrorists dispersed in the jungle following the firing which lasted for five to ten minutes, he said, adding that search operations are in progress.  “This is the second attempt at infiltration in the past six days in this sector,” he said.

On January 13, Army had foiled an infiltration bid along LoC in Krishnagati forward area in Poonch.