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Four terrorists neutralised in J&K's Naugam; 'Made in Pakistan' grenades, medicines recovered

At least four terrorists were eliminated as Indian Army foiled their infiltration bid in Naugam sector in Jammu and Kashmir even as Indian and Pakistani troops exchanged fire at Poonch sector today. 

Updated: Oct 08, 2016, 17:02 PM IST
Four terrorists neutralised in J&K's Naugam; 'Made in Pakistan' grenades, medicines recovered

Jammu: At least four terrorists were eliminated as Indian Army foiled their infiltration bid in Naugam sector in Jammu and Kashmir even as Indian and Pakistani troops exchanged fire at Poonch sector today. 

The terrorists were trying to infiltrate in Naugam sector on October 6th and were eliminated by our forces in the operation, a Northern Command official told ANI. 

The official added that the terrorists killed in the encounter were Pakistanis, and said that goods recovered from their possession had Pakistan origin markings. 

"Pakistan Ordinance Factory (POF) markings on hand grenades,UBGL grenades recovered from terrorists confirm Pakistan's complicity in abetting and equipping terror, he said.

"Pakistan origin markings are also seen on the medicines and eatable items recovered from terrorists' possession," the official added.

Earlier today, one Indian Army personnel was injured after Pakistani troops resorted to heavy shelling and gunfire at Indian positions on the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir. 

The Indian soldier was injured in unprovoked shelling and firing by the Pakistani side in Mendhar sector of Jammu region. He has been shifted to an Army base hospital for treatment.

"Pakistan used 120 mm and 82 mortar shells to target army and civilian positions. Their mortar shells have fallen close to civilian areas," a police official said.

"Pakistan shelling and firing started at 5 a.m. and stopped at 6.30 a.m. after the Indian Army effectively retaliated using same calibre weapons," the official added.

Continues ceasefire violations have been witnessed from Pakistani's side since the Indian Army carried out surgical strikes against terrorist launch pads across the Line of Control in Pakistan-held territory.