Army Foils Third Infiltration Bid In Five Days, Ultra Killed

12 October 2008
The Times of India

Jammu: The army on Monday shot dead a Pakistani militant in Rajouri and foiled another bid by the militants to sneak into the Indian territory alo ng the LoC. This is the third infiltration bid foiled by troops in last five days along LoC in Jammu and Kashmir. Giving details, a senior army official said that a group of over four militants entered the Indian territory across the LoC in Kalsia-Laam forward area of Naushera sub-sector. 'Alert troops guarding the LoC laid a cordon in the area and launched a search operation during which the gunbattle erupted,' he said. A militant was killed in the gunbattle, the official said, adding an AK rifle, four magazines and 110 rounds besides some explosives were recovered. The army official added, 'There is an increase in infiltration attempts from across the border. But alert troops have beaten back these attempts. This show desperation in militant leadership in Pakistan to send in more armed militants in view of the coming assembly elections.' Of the three infiltration bids foiled in past five days, a militant was killed, when troops foiled infiltration bid along LoC in Keri belt of Jammu and Kashmir on October 11. On October 9, troops foiled an infiltration bid in Keri sector of Rajouri district and a jawan was killed in a gunbattle. On October 1, BSF foiled an infiltration bid along IB at Tent post in Kanachak sub-sector of Jammu district as Pakistani rangers opened small arms firing on Tent post along International Border to push in a group of militants in J&K.