Two militants, civilian killed in gunbattle on IB, ultra held on LoC

JAMMU :  Two militants and a civilian were killed along the International Border in Arnia Sub Sector here while a militant was arrested and an infiltration bid was foiled on the Line of Control in Rajouri district.
“Two militants were gunned down by the Army while a civilian was also killed by the militants, who was reportedly killed by the militants after kidnapping alongwith his car near Pindi Post in Kathar village of Arnia,” official sources here said.
They said the militants were hiding inside the Army bunkers after entering two-km inside the fence.    “The militants lobbed a grenade on the bunker and started firing which was retaliated and gun battle triggered,” sources said.
Two militants were eliminated in the ensuing operation. Earlier, the militants had kidnapped a civilian along with his  car and later shot him dead.
“Locals on seeing the movement of group of 4 to 5 militants early this morning informed the BSF and army authorities following which cordoned was laid and encounter started,” they added.
Sources however, said around three people have also sustained injuries in the incident, there are reports that an army jawan, who got injured in the gun-battle, had succumbed to his injuries. The operation was still in progress, they added.
In a separate operation, the Army foiled infiltration bid  and arrested a militant along with arms and ammunition in Nowshera Sector of Rajouri.
“Infiltration bid was foiled near Leharan Company Operating Base in Lam Battalion area this morning at 0630 hrs,” official sources here said.
They said, alert troops noticed suspicious movement near LoC. The troops responded immediately and in the ensuing battle arrested an individual.    One AK-47 with 30 rounds, one Pakistan-made pistol and Rs 8,100 Pakistan currency was recovered from him.     The arrested has been identified as Adul Qayoomi alias Punjabi, a resident of Leheran.
(AGENCIES)

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