Militant killed, infiltration bid foiled in Poonch: Army

By: M S Nazki

Poonch: Army on Friday claimed to have foiled an infiltration attempt by killing a “Pakistani militant” along the Line of Control in Poonch district last night.

“On night 25 November 2021, Pak (militant) attempted an infiltration bid along LoC in Kanga village of Bhimber Gali sector in Poonch district,” defence ministry spokesman based in Jammu said in a statement, adding, “Alert Indian Army troops successfully foiled the infiltration attempt and one Pak (militant) has been eliminated.”

The body of the “militant along with weapon and ammunition” has been recovered, he said. “Operation is in progress,” he said.

The army identified the killed militant as Mohammad Arif son of Khan Mohammad of Panjani Balakote. “He went to Pakistan 1991 and worked in Pakistan Army 15 Sindh as a source,” the spokesperson said.

He said that one AK-47 rifle along with two magazines and sixty rounds were recovered from his possession. (GNS)


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