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4 terrorists, jawan killed in gunbattle at LoC

September 22, 2008 13:45 IST
Last Updated: September 22, 2008 18:04 IST


Four militants were killed on Monday in a fierce gunbattle that erupted on Sunday on the Line of Control [Images] in Poonch, with security personnel foiling an attempt by ultras to infiltrate into Jammu and Kashmir [Images].
 
A jawan--Sepoy Chiba of the 1 Assam Regiment--had died on Sunday in the gunfight.
       
The armed militants entered the Indian territory "from Kabaristan post of Pakistan and were trapped by troops between
the Zeroline and border-fencing along LoC in Poonch district at 0830 hours on Sunday morning," a senior army official said.
       
Four militants were killed on Sunday as the firing resumed today after a night-long lull.
       
The latest infiltration bid by militants was preceded by heavy firing from Pakistani side on Indian positions along the LoC.
 
The encounter took place in a heavily mined area. "We cannot lift the bodies as militants might have laid a mine-field trap," official sources said.
 
The operation was still on when reports last came in from the area.




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