The Indian army thwarted a major infiltration bid by pro-freedom insurgents along the Line of Control in Rajouri district of Indian-administered Kashmir, a media report quoting unnamed sources said late on Sunday.
According to a report by Kashmir News Observer the Indian military spotted a group of six to eight insurgents at Tarkundi Gali area in Rajouri sector on December 30, last year.
On being challenged a firefight ensued in which two insurgents were slain, the report said.
The news wire wrote that ‘official sources termed it as one of the major infiltration attempt made along the Line of Control in 2020’.
Reportedly among the group of insurgents 4-6 militants were pushed back into Pakistan-administered Kashmir and one among them was also wounded.
The news wire didn’t mention the time of the day during which the reported infiltration bid was made.
“The troops of army deployed at LoC posts noticed the movement and acted promptly, thereby foiling the bid,” the news agency’s sources were quoted as saying.
The entire area on the LoC in Tarkundi and Balakote is witnessing cross border shelling and firing from the last several weeks while Indian government forces also busted a militant module operating in the area by arresting three insurgent associates.
The report didn’t mention if the Indian army was in pocession of the bodies of reportedly two dead insurgents.