Infiltration bid foiled in Poonch, 1 killed: Army

Srinagar: Army on Monday claimed to have killed an intruder in Krishna Ghati sector of Poonch district in Jammu and Kashmir.

A senior army official said that army’s 1st Mahar manning the Line of Control (LoC) in the sector suspected some suspicious movement near Panjal Nallah. The group, believed to be 5 to 6 in number tried to sneak into this side at around 3:30 a.m and opened heavy fire upon the forces after being challenged.

The fire was retaliated ensuing a fierce gunfight which continued till 6:00 a.m in the morning, the official said.

Meanwhile, later in the morning, the forces conducted searches in the area and recovered the body of a suspected intruder along with an AK-47 and other war like stores, the official said, adding that the other members of the group had later returned back to the other side.

After investigations, the intruder has been identified as Mohammad Anwar Khan son of Faiz Akbar Khan, divisional Commander of Lashkar-i-Toiba outfit, he added. (GNS)

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