Major infiltration bid foiled along LoC in Rajouri on Dec 30: Army

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Army in Rajouri district here on Sunday claimed that they foiled an infiltration attempt on the Line of Control on December 30 by killing two militants and pushing back four to six others.

Quoting official sources, local news agency KNO termed it as one of the major infiltration attempt made along the Line of Control in 2020. They claimed that among the 4-6 militants who were pushed back, one also got injured.

They said the bid was made at Tarkundi Gali area along LoC in Rajouri sector. “A group of six to eight militants tried to infiltrate near Tarkundi area on December 30. The troops of army deployed at LoC posts noticed the movement and acted promptly, thereby foiling the bid,” they said.

Officials further said that three infiltrators got injured in the incident and later two among them died.

“The entire area on the LoC in Tarkundi and Balakote is witnessing ceasefire violation from the last several weeks while security forces also busted a militant module operating in the area by arresting three militant associates,” they said.