Naushera, July 11: Indian Army on Tuesday said that a terrorist was killed while the forces foiled an infiltration bid in Naushera sector of Rajouri district.
In a statement, a Jammu based army spokesperson said that their alert troops foiled a major infiltration bid on the night of July 10 along the Line of Control in the Naushera Sector in a massive operation.
“On 10 July at midnight alert ambushes of Indian Army deployed along the Line of Control, in the Naushera observed suspicious movement of a group of terrorists moving suspiciously from across the Line of Control towards own side. Own alert troops kept the movement of the infiltrators under constant observation, and when they were nearly 300 meters inside own side of Line of Control they were challenged and a firefight ensued, ” the spokesperson said.
He said that their heavy firing on the terrorists led to downing of one of the terrorists while two others who were injured, were seen taking cover into the jungle.
The statement further said that the area of operation being broken ground, having thick jungle and foliage, with inclement weather, the terrorists hid themselves in the jungle. “Additional troops were moved in, and the area was cordoned. In a deliberate and massive search operation lasting over two days and two nights, in an area which is heavily mined, in inclement weather conditions, body of one terrorist who was neutralized, has been recovered with weapon and war like stores, ” he said.
During further search operations into the jungle, blood trail with drag marks on ground were observed leading towards the line of control. “Possibly, other injured, terrorists taking advantage of the forest foliage managed to move back across the Line of Control, ” he said.
Major war like stores have been recovered which include one AK 47 Rifle, three AK Magazines with 175 Rounds, one 9 mm Pistol, two Magazines with 15 Rounds, Four Hand Grenades, communication equipment, large quantity of eatables and clothing for sustenance.
“By their quick action, alert Indian Army troops deployed in the Naushera Sector have eliminated a major infiltration bid, which was aimed to disturb the peace in Rajouri District. The India Army continues to remain alert on the Line of Control and is fully prepared to thwart such attempts in the future too, ” the spokesperson said.