Jammu: After a lull of over 4 months, an attempt was made by terrorists to infiltrate into Jammu and Kashmir from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir this morning via the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri sector but the alert Indian Army foiled it by killing one of the intruders.
The Indian Army said arms and ammunition were recovered from the slain terrorist along with his body after a fierce gunfight in Naoshera sector.
“In the early hours of 07 Jul 2021, a group of Pakistani terrorists made an attempt to infiltrate across the Line of Control in the Naoshera Sector, District Rajouri (J&K),” Army spokesman said.
“Alert Army troops thwarted the infiltration bid by suitably employing an integrated surveillance grid along with domination by fire, and engaging the terrorists in a fierce firefight in which one terrorist was neutralised and his body has been recovered,” he said.
Also, war like stores including an AK 47 rifle, four magazines of AK 47 with ammunition and two hand grenades have been recovered from the terrorist, the spokesman said.
“This action by alert Army troops displays resolve of Indian Army to thwart any misadventure on the Line of Control,” he added.
This was perhaps the first infiltration attempt via LoC since February 24, when Pakistan had agreed to strictly observe the border ceasefire agreement of November 2003. The ceasefire was till then violated regularly by the Pakistan Army, mainly to provide cover fire to the infiltrating terrorists.