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Pak intruder killed in IED blast along LoC in Poonch

July 01, 2013 16:31 IST

An alleged Pakistani intruder was killed on Monday when an improvised explosive device he was carrying exploded during an encounter with security forces along the Line of Control in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.

There was a movement of an intruder from across the LoC in Sabzian forward area in Poonch district around 0430 hours, defence spokesman said in Jammu.

The troops opened fire on the intruder as he was approaching a forward Indian post (Nallah), he said.

Due to firing, the IED being carried by the intruder exploded, killing him on the spot, the spokesman said.

Search operation was carried in the forest area in LoC and the badly mutilated body of the intruder was recovered and infiltration bid foiled, he said.

When asked whether he was carrying out an attack on the forward post along LoC, the spokesman refused to comment.

However, sources said it was an attack with IED on the forward post.

On June 26, Army troops had foiled an infiltration bid along the LoC in Rajouri district of the state.

General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Northern Command, Lt General K T Parnaik, who retired on Sunday, had on June 17 raised concern over the presence of terrorists at the high altitude belt of Sabzian along LoC in Poonch.

Nine suspected Pakistan Army Border Action Team men had allegedly intercepted BSF porters in Sabzian belt on May 14 and snatched supplies from them after an attack.