Army Foils Another Infiltration Bid Ahead Of PM’s JK visit; 3 Infiltrators Killed

Three intruders were killed on Thursday morning during an infiltration bid along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district, police said.

A gunfight between the Army and the group of heavily armed infiltrators is on, authorities said in Jammu.

“The gunfight started this (Thursday) morning between a group of heavily armed infiltrators and the Army troops along the LoC in Balnoi (Mendhar) area of Poonch,” a senior police officer told a news agency.

“The Army troops spotted a group of intruders in the area. The infiltrators were challenged after which they opened fire at the troops triggering a gunfight which is going on.”

Thursday’s infiltration attempt comes a day ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s one-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir.

Mr. Modi is scheduled to inaugurate a hydropower project in the border town of Uri in the Valley.

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