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Army troops foil infiltration bid by armed terrorists across LoC

JAMMU: Army troops foiled an infiltration bid by armed terrorists from across the Line of Control (LoC) in Pallanwala sector of Jammu Kashmir on Friday evening.

Giving details, a Defence Ministry spokesman Lt Colonel Manish Mehta said that a group of terrorists taking advantage of bad weather tried to sneak into the Indian territory from Pakistan side. The infiltrators opened fire on being challenged by alert troops.

However, in the ensuing fire fight, a jawan sustained injuries. His condition was stable, spokesman said, adding the area was immediately cordoned and combing operations were in progress till reports last came in.

Meanwhile, Rashtriya Rifles along with state police busted a terrorist hideout in Chaurangal forests of Ramban District and seized arms and ammunition from there. The seizures included two pistols along with magazines, two AK 47 magazines, two radio sets, one binocular and iron pellets.