Indian Army foiled a massive infiltration bid by Pakistani terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir’s Machil sector on Saturday, ANI news agency reported. One soldier was also martyred in the operation along the LoC. The incident took place at 2:20 pm when alert troops saw a group of terrorists from Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) trying to enter the Indian side of the border.
The terrorists opened fire at security force personnel who were trying to stop them. The Army soldiers retaliated befittingly, forcing the terrorists to retreat back. A soldier took the hit during the brief encounter and succumbed to the injuries.
Earlier in the day, two terrorists, including top Jaish-e-Mohammed commander Munna Lahori, were gunned down by the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district.
According to police, the encounter broke out after security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the area following specific inputs about the presence of terrorists. As the forces were closing in, the hiding terrorists fired upon them triggering an encounter.
Munna Lahori, a Pakistani national, was responsible for a series of civilian killings in Kashmir, they said. The second militant, an associate of Lahori, was a local militant, a police official said. Lahori, also known as Bihari, had been used by Pakistan-based JeM terror group for the recruitment of militants, he said.
“Incriminating material including arms and ammunition was recovered from the site of encounter,” he added, urging the residents not to venture inside the encounter zone since such an area can prove dangerous due to stray explosive materials.