Indian Army destroys 120 mm live mortar shell near Balakote village (Photo Source: ANI)
The Indian Army on Saturday destroyed an 120 mm live mortar shell which was found in the proximity of houses near Balakote village in Mendhar Sub-Division of Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district. However, no loss of life or property have been reported in the incident till the time.
"Army in a secluded place destroyed 120 mm live mortar shell which was found in proximity of houses in Balakote village in Mendhar Sub-Division on September 14," the news agency ANI reported along with the video of the exercise.
#WATCH Poonch: Army in a secluded place destroyed 120 mm live mortar shell which was found in proximity of houses in Balakote village in Mendhar Sub-Division on September 14. No loss of life or property reported. #JammuAndKashmir pic.twitter.com/J0bmRuo2eG— ANI (@ANI) September 15, 2019
The incident comes days after the Army shared a video of a failed infiltration attempt by a squad of Pakistan's Border Action Team (BAT) along the LoC in Keran sector on the intervening night of July 31 and August 1. In the about two-minute video, at least four bodies could be seen, which the Army sources said, were of Pakistani intruders.
The Army had earlier said that five to seven Pakistani intruders were killed when it foiled the attempt by the Pakistani BAT team. The BAT generally comprises special forces personnel of the Pakistani Army and terrorists.
At least four bodies, possibly of Pakistan Army's Special Service Group (SSG) commandos or terrorists, were seen in close proximity of an Indian post in the sector, the sources said.