One guerrilla killed, two held by army near LoC

Jammu, May 16 :  A militant was killed while two others were apprehended near the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district on Monday in a search by the army after reports of an infiltration bid, defence officials said.

“One militant was killed while other two were apprehended by personnel of the counter-insurgency Rashtriya Rifles (RR) in Sabjia Mandi area of Poonch district near the LoC today (Monday),” defence sources told IANS.

Noting there was information about the infiltration of militants in Sabjia Mandi area, a source said that on basis of this information, a search was launched in the area and militants spotted hiding in a dry watercourse.

“Seeing the army, they tried to flee from there, but were chased by alert troops and two were captured. While the third one was trying to escape, he fell down from a height and died,” said the source, adding that there was no bullet injury on his body which confirms death due to falling.

“The dead militant has been identified as Bilal Khan while the names of the two apprehended militants are are being ascertained,” the source added.

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