Infiltration bid foiled: one terrorist gunned down in Mendhar Sector

Jammu, July 13 : Security Forces deployed on the Line of Control foiled an infiltration bid in the Mendhar Area of Rajouri Sector. The alert troops in an ambush laid along the Line of Control observed suspicious movement in the thickly wooded area on our side of Line of Control in the wee hours of Sunday night. The movement was confirmed through the various night vision devices. On being challenged the infiltrators fired at own troops. The troops retaliated gallantly and in the ensuing fire fight that lasted a couple of hours, one terrorist was gunned down. The other terrorists are likely to have escaped towards Pakistan taking advantage of darkness and inclement weather conditions. A large quantity of war like store to include AK -47 rifle, ammunition, radio sets & mines with Pakistani marking, mobile phones, credit cards and Indian and Pak currency were recovered from the slain terrorist. The recovery of Pakistan marked mines clearly indicates the inimical designs to vitiate the peace on the Line of Control and hinterland. Search of the area is still in progress when reports last came in.


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