Infiltration attempt by Pakistani militants foiled
JAMMU: An attempt by three Pakistani militants to sneak into
Indian territory was on Sunday 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. “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.
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 May 3, 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
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.