J&K: Army foils infiltration bid by 3 militants along LoC in Rajouri

'Our troops noticed suspicious movement of a group of three terrorists opposite our (forward) post along LoC in Bhimbher Gali at around 0830 hours today,' a defence spokesman said.

hidden May 18, 2014 21:25:46 IST
J&K: Army foils infiltration bid by 3 militants along LoC in Rajouri

Jammu: An attempt by three Pakistani militants to sneak into Indian territory was today foiled by the army, which also defused an Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) planted by the infiltrators along LoC in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir.

This is the third attempt in a month by militants to breach the borders.

JK Army foils infiltration bid by 3 militants along LoC in Rajouri

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"Our troops noticed suspicious movement of a group of three terrorists opposite our (forward) post along LoC in Bhimbher Gali at around 0830 hours today," a defence spokesman said here.

Troops guarding the borderline fired on the infiltrating terrorists and they fled to Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK), he said.

They had also planted an IED to target troops, he said adding that it was recovered and destroyed in the location.

No one was injured and there was no damage to property, the spokesman said.

This was the third infiltration bid by Pakistan militants along LoC. On May 10, two militants were killed when Army troops foiled an infiltration bid along Line of Control (LoC) in Kalsia belt of Poonch district.

One jawan had suffered injuries in the firing.

On 3 May, troops foiled an infiltration bid along LoC in Sawjian belt of Poonch district.

Army officials said the ceasefire violations and firing by Pakistani troops were aimed at helping militants infiltrate into Jammu and Kashmir from the "launching pads" along LoC, where they are waiting to crossover.

There are also inputs that bids to engineer attacks by Pakistan's Border Action Team (BAT) on Indian forward posts and patrolling parties are being planned from across the border, they said.

There has been eight incidents of ceasefire violation during the last three weeks.

On 16 May, Pakistani troops violated ceasefire and resorted to firing by automatic and small arms on Indian posts along the LoC in Krishna Ghati sector of Poonch district.

On 13 May, they had violated ceasefire along the LoC in Poonch district's KG sector.

On 11 May, a ceasefire violation in the Krishna Ghati sector in the same district was reported.

On 10 May, Pakistani troops resorted to firing from small arms on Indian posts along the LoC in Nangi Tekri area of Poonch district.

On 5 May, Pakistani troops violated ceasefire and resorted to firing from automatic weapons on Indian posts along the LoC in Bhimber Gali area of Rajouri district.

On 3 May, they fired from small arms and automatic weapons on Indian posts along the LoC in Mendhar in Poonch district without causing loss of life or injury.

On 28 April, Pakistani troops fired on Indian posts along the LoC in Bhimber Gali in Rajouri district.

Pakistani troops had violated the ceasefire on 25 April also in Doda battalion areas along the LoC in Poonch district.

Last year, 12 jawans were killed and 41 injured in the highest number of ceasefire violations (149) and firing by Pakistani troops on forward post, civilian areas and patrolling parties along the Indo-Pak border.

PTI

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