J-K: Army foils another infiltration bid in Poonch, two terrorists killed
PTC News Desk: Indian Army foiled an infiltration bid, killing two terrorists in the Mandi area of Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir on the intervening night of Tuesday and Wednesday, officials said.
"Two terrorists were observed crossing Line of Control coming towards own side on night September 5 and 6 in Mandi sub-sector of Poonch District," Lieutenant Colonel Suneel Bartwal, PRO Defence informed.
"Hostile terrain, dense jungle and steep gradient was utilized by terrorists to bring down heavy volume of fire on own troops," said the PRO. In the ensuing firefight which continued for long hours, both terrorists were eliminated, the official added.
"Body of one terrorist along with War-like stores recovered. Search operation for recovering the body of the second terrorist in progress," he said.
An official statement said earlier on Tuesday that one terrorist was killed in a joint operation undertaken by the Indian Army and Jammu and Kashmir Police in the Reasi district.
A hardcore terrorist was killed in a joint operation by the Indian Army and Jammu and Kashmir Police in the Reasi district, according to the Indian Army.
"War-like stores including one AK series assault rifle with magazines were recovered during the search following the encounter."
- With inputs from agencies