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Third infiltration bid foiled at LoC in 5 days

Source: PTI
October 13, 2008 17:54 IST
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The Indian Army on Monday shot dead a Pakistani terrorist in Rajouri and foiled another bid by the terrorists to sneak into the Indian territory along the Line of Control.

This is the third infiltration bid foiled by troops in last five days along LoC in Jammu and Kashmir.

Giving details, a senior army official said that a group of over four terrorists entered the Indian territory across the LoC in Kalsia-Laam forward area of Naushera sub-sector.

"Alert troops guarding the LoC laid a cordon in the area and launched a search operation during which the gun battle erupted," he said.

A terrorist was killed in the gun battle, the official said, adding an AK rifle, four magazines and 110 rounds besides some explosives were recovered.

The army official added, "There is an increase in infiltration attempts from across the border. But alert troops have beaten back these attempts. This shows desperation in terrorist leadership in Pakistan to send in more armed terrorists in view of the coming assembly elections."

On October 9, troops foiled an infiltration bid in Keri sector of Rajouri district and a jawan was killed in a gunbattle.

On October 1, BSF foiled an infiltration bid along IB at Tent post in Kanachak sub-sector of Jammu district as Pakistani rangers opened small arms firing on Tent post along International Border to push in a group of terrorists in J&K.

On September 27, Pakistani troops under the cover of its firing tried to infiltrate into India along IB via Chak Fagwari area in Pargwal belt on Jammu, which was foiled by the Border Security Force.

On September 22, Pakistan troops violated ceasefire and opened small arms firing on Indian posts along LoC in Tarkundi forward areas in Poonch district and four terrorists were killed during infiltration bid under cover of Pakistani firing.

On September 18, there was firing from Pakistan across LoC on Indian forward posts of Panjal and Kopra of Poonch district.

Since January this year, Pakistani troops have violated five-year-old ceasefire agreement 37 times and Indian troops have refused to retaliate on most occasions.

Army and BSF has further beefed up the security along LoC and IB in the state after intelligence reports that several big groups of terrorists are staged along launching pads to enter J&K.

Pakistani breaches of ceasefire and infiltrations bids were reported from Jammu, Samba, Rajouri, Uri, Tanghdhar and Poonch sectors this year, from where a number of terrorists were trying to sneak into India.

Over 129 infiltration bids were reported in nine months from Pakistan, in which over 70 terrorists were killed.

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