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Army foils infiltration bid along Line of Control

May 18, 2014 20:41 IST

The Army on Sunday foiled an infiltration bid on the Line of Control in the Rajouri district of Jammu region.

A defence spokesman said, "Our alert troops noticed suspicious movement of 3 terrorists opposite our post in the Bhimber Gali (BG) sector on Sunday. When the terrorists were fired upon they fled towards POK side."

"During the search operation an improvised explosive device planted by the terrorists was destroyed."

"No damage casualties have been reported on our side."

This was the third infiltration bid by Pakistan militants along LoC. On May 10, 2 militants were killed when Army troops foiled an infiltration bid along Line of Control in Kalsia belt of Poonch district.

One jawan had suffered injuries in the firing.

On May 3, troops foiled an infiltration bid along LoC in Sawjian belt of Poonch district.

Army officials said the ceasefire violations and firing by Pakistani troops were aimed at helping militants infiltrate into Jammu and Kashmir from the "launching pads" along LoC, where they are waiting to crossover.

There are also inputs that bids to engineer attacks by Pakistan's Border Action Team on Indian forward posts and patrolling parties are being planned from across the border, they said.

With inputs from PTI

Mukhtar Ahmad in Srinagar
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