Thursday, Oct 30, 2014

J&K: Ahead of Modi’s visit, army foils infiltration bid by terrorists along LoC

Express News Service | Jammu | Posted: July 2, 2014 10:28 pm

Two days ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Jammu and Kashmir, security forces on Wednesday foiled an infiltration attempt by terrorists from across the Line of Control (LoC) in Krishna Ghati area of Poonch district.

Giving details, sources said that Army troops noticed a group of terrorists trying to sneak into the Indian territory from across the LoC around 2 am. “The terrorists opened fire after being noticed forcing the troops to retaliate. The fire exchange between two sides continued for some time and the terrorists fled back to the side of Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) taking advantage of thick foliage and darkness”,  sources said.

A defence ministry spokesman, Lt Colonel Maneesh Chibber confirmed the incident, saying that “an infiltration attempt by a group of terrorists was foiled by our alert troops in Krishna Ghati sector post midnight on July 2.”

Incidently, the foiled infiltration attempt comes two days ahead of PM Modi’s maiden visit to Jammu Kashmir. Modi on Friday will inaugurate train service between Udhampur and Katra before flying to Srinagar, where he is expected to review law and order situation.

Meanwhile, police and security forces have been put on high alert across the state in view Prime Minister’s visit on Friday.

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