Alert issued in Poonch, Rajouri after militant movement detected near LoC

Alert issued in Poonch, Rajouri after militant movement detected near LoC
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Rajouri (NVI): The Indian army issued an alert in Rajouri and Poonch districts today after the movement of two groups of militants close to the LoC was detected.

Defence officials said that all the units deployed on the LoC have been asked to remain on high alert and to remain ready for effective retaliation for any action by the Pakistan army.

“Two groups of militants, which could also be of Border Action Teams, have been spotted near Line of Control with one in Rajouri district and another in Poonch district.”

Officials said that there are apprehensions regarding some action by these groups.

In a major flare-up along Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir yesterday, Pakistan resorted to multiple ceasefire violations at forward locations in J&K after the Indian Army foiled yet another infiltration bid by four Pak commandos in Kupwara’s Keran sector.

The Army killed these 4 commandos and destroyed multiple terror launch pads across the Line of Control while retaliating to the enemy shelling in which 5 Indian troopers and 4 civilians were killed.

-ARK