Army foils BAT attack on LoC in Poonch; intruder killed, two soldiers injured

Army foils BAT attack on LoC in Poonch; intruder killed, two soldiers injured
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Jammu, Feb 19: A Border Action Team (BAT) attack from across the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district has been foiled and one intruder killed while two Indian soldiers were injured, defence sources said on Monday.
Defence Ministry sources said a BAT attack took place on Sunday evening in Gulpur area with the assistance of Pakistani Army that gave protective cover by using small arms, automatics and mortars.
“After noticing suspicious movement, the alert troops immediately engaged the BAT group. One intruder was killed while two of our soldiers were injured in this operation.
“The BAT team was seen retreating to the Pakistani post on the LoC. The body of the intruder was recovered. He was wearing combat fatigues,” the source said.
“Three live RPG grenades, 4 disposable Rocket Launchers, 2 IKOM radio sets, 1 AK Magazine, 4 UBGL grenades, 7 Hand grenades, PIKA belt fired, 1 mobile phone, 3 back packs, medical satchel and a Pakistan flag was recovered,” he said.
BAT groups are highly trained and motivated militants supported by Pakistan Army to carry out attacks on Indian patrol parties and pickets across the LoC.