Pakistani intruder, carrying explosive device, killed near Indian border in Poonch: Army

Last Updated: Mon, Jul 01, 2013 14:35 hrs

A Pakistani intruder was killed along the Line of Control in Poonch sector early on Monday when the Army foiled an infiltration bid by firing at him, resulting in detonation of explosives carried by him.

The incident took place in Saujiyan sector of Poonch at 0430 hours when alert troops noted a movement from across the border into the Indian territory, Army said.

When challenged, he tried to run away back into the Pakistan territory under the cover of darkness, the Army said, adding the troops fired at him.

In the exchange of fire, a blast was heard by the troops and the intruder was blown to pieces, they said, adding possibily the grenades carried by him had detonated.

Army moved in close to the operations area and found the badly mutilated body of the intruder.

Army had foiled an infiltration bid in the same sector on June 26 when Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was flagging off the first train connection between Banihal in Jammu region to Qazigund in Kashmir division.

General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Northern Command, Lt General K T Parnaik, who retired yesterday, had expressed his concern on June 17 over the presence of terrorists at the high altitude sector along LoC in Poonch.

Nine suspected Pakistan Army Border Action Team men had allegedly intercepted BSF porters in this sector on May 14 and snatched supplies from them.

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