Three Militants Shot Dead in Poonch

Published: 04th December 2015 04:10 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th December 2015 04:10 AM   |  A+A-

SRINAGAR:  A week after foiling an attack by infiltrating militants on an army camp at Tanghdar near the Line of Control (LoC) in Valley, troops on Thursday foiled an infiltration bid in Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir by killing three heavily armed militants.

Defence spokesman based in Jammu, Lt Colonel Manish Mehta, told ‘Express’ that after detecting the infiltration bid, army men cordoned off the area and launched an operation. “During the combing operation, militants fired heavily on the troops. The fire was returned by the soldiers, triggering an encounter. In the ensuing firefight, three militants were killed,” Mehta said.

He said troops did not suffer any loss of life or injuries in the encounter.  The defence spokesman said combing operation in the area is going on. “The troops are sanitizing the area”.

Today’s infiltration bid took place a week after a group of recently infiltrated militants attacked an army camp at Tanghdar near LoC on November 25. Three militants and a civilian employee of army were killed in the gunfight.

Since November 25, army has been conducting combing operation in the Tanghdar area to trace the accomplices, if any, of the slain militants.  He said the Army men and officials deployed along the LoC have been asked to be extra vigilant to thwart infiltration attempts by militants.


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