JAMMU: A major infiltration bid was foiled on the LoC in the forward area of Kalal in Nowshehra sector of Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir in which three heavily armed terrorists were killed.
Another terrorist, who was heavily injured, may be hiding in the area, said IGP-Jammu Range, Mukesh Singh.
“After receiving specific inputs, a counter-infiltration operation was launched on May 28. On Monday early morning, Indian Army troops successfully foiled the infiltration attempt along the LoC and neutralised three armed intruders near the Zero Line in Kalal area,” officials said.
“The troops, upon reaching the spot, noticed a group of terrorists trying to cross over into the Indian side through Arsal Nallah. On being challenged, the terrorists opened fire, which was effectively retaliated,” they said.
“During the exchange of fire three heavily-armed terrorists were killed. Army recovered one M16 US made rifle, two AK 47s, 13 AK 47 magazines, six M16 magazines, one nine-mm pistol, one magazine, one UBGL and one grenade,” sources added.
The sources also said that Army authorities have written to the local police to file an FIR in this connection.
There were also reports of an encounter at Mendher in the Poonch sector with “about 10 terrorists”, the details of which are awaited from the Army.
Sources said that the Army, along with special operation group (SOG) and local police, have launched massive cordon-and-search operation in Mendher which off late has witnessed a series of ceasefire violations.
“The search operation has been launched in Kalaban , Pathanateer , Salwah, Gursai and adjoining villages of Mendhar of Poonch. There are apprehensions of infiltration,” sources added.