An armed infiltrator was killed near the Line of Control (LoC) in Pir Panjal Valley’s Poonch district of Kashmir on Monday morning.
An Army spokesman said the terrorist from across the LoC made an attempt to cross into Poonch sector.
“The alert Army troops detected the infiltration bid by effective use of the integrated surveillance grid. On being challenged by Army troops, there ensued a fierce firefight with the terrorist, in which one terrorist was neutralised,” the spokesman said.
The Army said the militant’s body has been recovered alongwith an AK-47.
“The operation is in progress,” he said.
This action by alert Army troops displays the resolve to thwart any misadventure along the LoC, the Army added.