Indian soldiers killed in Pak BAT strike along LoC in Poonch

23 June, 2017, 03:02 | Author: Essie Rivera
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Two soldiers died during an exchange of fire with Pakistan's Border Action Team, which had intruded into the Line of Control at Poonch district. This is the third such BAT attack in the Poonch region this year.

In another incident, the army foiled an infiltration bid in Kupwara by gunning down two terrorists.

Another armed intruder was injured and covering fire by Pakistan posts facilitated his extrication. "In the firefight our two jawans have been martyred", said army in a statement. The martyred soldiers have been identified as Naik Jadhav Sandip and Sepoy Mane Savan.

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Pakistan Border Action Team on Thursday attacked a patrol team along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir.

"A Border Action Team of 5 to 7 heavily-armed men, under the cover of Pakistani firing, entered 600 meters inside the LoC in Gulpur forward area in Poonch sector around 2 PM and launched a fierce attack on Army patrol party with several types of weapons", the official said. Another has managed to escape under cover fire from Pakistan. "The operations are in progress and heavy exchange of fire is going on", the official added. In a unsoldierly act by the Pak Army, the bodies of two of our soldiers in the patrol were mutilated.

On May 1, an Indian soldier and a BSF trooper were killed and their bodies mutilated near the LoC, in Jammu and Kashmir, in an action which the Indian Army said was carried out by a Pakistani BAT team inside Indian territory.

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