December 2002 News

Infiltration bid foiled, five militants killed

16 December 2002
The Times of India

Jammu: Security forces foiled an infiltration bid along the Line of Control and gunned down four militants in Rajouri district on Sunday night, official source said here on Monday. A group of infiltrating militants was challenged by security forces at Peerbadesar area in Laam sub-sector of Rajouri late on Sunday evening, the sources said, adding in the subsequent encounter which continued for couple of hours, four militants were shot dead. The search operation in the area was continuing and the details of recoveries and identity of slain militants were awaited, they said. In another counter terrorism operation, security forces eliminated one militant in Surankot in Poonch district on Sunday evening. One AK rifle and three magazines were recovered from the killed militant, the sources said.


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