On Friday, security forces foiled an infiltration bid on the Line of Control (LoC) in J&K and killed five militants in Gurez sector, according to officials.
Indian army patrolling on the LoC in Gurez sector of Bandipora area came into action after spotting some movement. According to sources, the group of insurgents was allowed to enter Indian territory, and later challenged by the forces.
This triggered a gun battle. “There was an infiltration in Kanzalwan of Gurez sector near the LOC in which five militants have been killed so far,” the spokesman said.
At the site, four AK-47 rifles were recovered. The security forces also recovered the bodies of three militants.
According to authorities, a massive search operation was underway as more insurgents were believed to have sneaked across the LoC.
On Thursday night, Pakistani forces in a separate development violated the ceasefire along the LoC in Balakote sector of Poonch district, while injuring a civilian and a soldier.
In Balakote sector, the Pakistani forces resorted to heavy shelling and firing. According to police, the civilian was injured in Basooni village, where during August 15-16, six people died in firing by Pakistani troops.
On Friday morning, the injured person was taken to a nearby hospital.
The Rajouri and Poonch sectors of the LoC have witnessed firing by forces of Pakistan for the past four days. The security forces India has asked civilians to remain alert.
On September 13, a sub-inspector of the Border Security Force (BSF) died in firing by Pakistani army in Rajouri sector, the day the heads of the Pakistan Rangers and BSF agreed to come up with a mechanism for maintaining peace along the international border in J&K.