JCO killed as Army foils infiltration bid in Machil

A junior commissioned officer was killed and a soldier was injured as the Army foiled an infiltration bid in North Kashmir’s Machil sector on Saturday.

Written by Express News Service | Srinagar | Published: May 19, 2013 1:00:32 am

A JUNIOR commissioned officer was killed and a soldier was injured as the Army foiled an infiltration bid in North Kashmir’s Machil sector on Saturday.

Defence spokesman Col Rajesh Kalia said at around 3 am troops of 56 Rashtriya Rifles spotted four to five militants on the LoC. “They challenged the infiltrators which led a gunfight that lasted for 40 minutes. A junior commissioned officer was killed and a soldier sustained injuries.” The slain JCO was identified as Arun Kumar.

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