Army thwarts infiltration attempt in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch sector

Poonch (Jammu and Kashmir), Jan.19: An infiltration attempt by three to four militants was successfully thwarted by the Army along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district.

The army detected movement of a group of militants on Saturday at the Krishna Ghati area, resulting in firing on both sides.

During this gun battle, two infiltrators were gunned down. However, their bodies could not be recovered due to the surrounding mine fields which are under the surveillance of Pakistan.

A distressed resident shared his agony about repeated firing on both sides.

“Pakistan is repeatedly doing this. Yesterday a flag meeting was held by the Army officials from both countries in Chakan- da- bagh. What they have done even after this, is wrong. We are fed up with their repeated infiltration attempts. There is no peace from militancy, only tension. We request that the situation be taken seriously,” Mohammed Azam, said.

This infiltration attempt comes a day after both India and Pakistan had a flag ship meeting.

Earlier on Friday, both the countries conducted a Brigadier-level meeting near the border, following a large number of ceasefire violations on the LoC last year.

Pakistan Army has accused India of having violated 2003 ceasefire accord over 400 times in 2013, while India accuses Pakistan of breaching the accord on less than 100 times. (ANI)