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Infiltration bid foiled, 3 terrorists killed along LoC in Poonch: Army

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Jammu: The Army on Thursday claimed foiling an infiltration bid and killing three terrorists in an encounter along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district.

While the body of one of the terrorists was recovered by soldiers, bodies of the other two, lying across the LoC, were taken back by villagers of the other side, the officials said.

“At about 1000 hours today, soldiers of the army observed suspicious movement of some individuals along the Line of Control in the Poonch sector (J&K), wherein they were trying to infiltrate across the Line of Control into the Indian side,” a defence spokesman said.

The soldiers challenged the infiltrators who opened fire on them, he said.

In an ensuing fire fight, three terrorists was killed, the spokesman said.

“Body of one of the terrorists has been recovered along with two AK-47 rifles, a pistol and war-like stores,” the spokesman said, adding “the villagers in PoK carried back the bodies of the other two terrorists.”

The operation continues and a search of the area is underway, the defence spokesman added.

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