Army foils infiltration bid in Poonch
Jammu: The Army early Thursday foiled an attempt by a group of militants to infiltrate into the Indian side through the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district in Jammu and Kashmir from Pakistan, an official said.
An Army spokesman here told a news agency that troops noticed a group of about five armed militants trying to cross over into the Indian side through Banwat sector, about 250 km north of Jammu, in Poonch district around 1 am.
"The troops challenged them but when they kept advancing, fire was opened to stop them," the spokesman said. The infiltrators returned to the Pakistani side.
The Army has thrown a strong cordon along the LoC to conduct extensive search operations to rule out possibility of any militant being able to sneak in.
The Army has stepped up vigil all along the LoC to prevent infiltration bids which tend to increase ahead of the winter when snow renders the area inaccessible.
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