Terrorist killed in landmine blast as infiltration bid foiled along LoC in J&K’s Rajouri

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Abid Bashir

Srinagar (NVI):  A terrorist was killed today after stepping over a landmine as he was trying to sneak into this side of Line of Control (LoC) along with his four aides at Kalal area of Nowshera sector in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir, defence officials said.

They said that alert troops noticed a suspicious movement at Samhani Bagsar area of Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK), opposite to Kalal area in Nowshera sector of Rajouri district.

“The movement was well intercepted before militants could have managed to reach LoC and were engaged,” official sources said.

They said that amid engagement of militants, an explosion took place in the area after one of the infiltrators stepped over a land mine or an Improvised Explosive Device (IED).

“He died on the spot,” they said, adding “The body of the slain militant was taken along by his four associates who returned back to the launch pad.”

They said that the group of militants was possibly a “fidayeen squad” (suicide squad) as they were heavily armed. “Post incident, a massive search was launched as part of the area dominance procedure,” a defence source said.