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Army foils infiltration bid along LoC

November 21, 2009 00:53 IST

Security personnel on Friday night foiled an infiltration bid, after a brief encounter with militants along the Line of Control in Balakote area, nearly 190 km from Jammu.

Troops patrolling the forward area along the Line of Control in Balakote in Poonch district observed some movement of militants and opened fire on them, said Brigadier General Staff, 16 Corps, Gurdeep Singh.

Firing started from across the border, resulting in an exchange of gunfire for a brief period, he said, adding that the encounter has stopped and a search operation will be carried out on Saturday morning.

No casualties or injuries have been reported in the incident, he added.


 

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