New Delhi: When the world is battling with the pandemic coronavirus, the terror virus from Pakistan continues to intrude through LoC.
In the second encounter that took place in the last 24 hours, three soldiers lost their lives and five terrorists were killed near the Line of Control after army intercepted a group of heavily armed infiltrators in Keran sector of north Kashmir.
“Despite prevailing inclement weather conditions, casualties have been evacuated. Unfortunately two more soldiers succumbed to their injuries, others are presently undergoing treatment. Total three soldiers martyred. Operation in progress,” said Colonel Rajesh Kalia, Defense spokesman.
“In the anti-infiltration operation in Keran sector of North Kashmir, alert troops braving inclement weather and hostile terrain have so far eliminated five terrorists attempting to infiltrate across the LoC,” Colonel Rajesh Kalia said.
This includes 5 of Lashkar who infiltrated from Keran sector and 4 of Hizb run by Pakistan and responsible for half a dozen senseless killings of civilians over last few weeks. We pay tribute to the valour and sacrifices of our brave hearts. #JaiHind
— J&K Police (@JmuKmrPolice) April 5, 2020
Four Hizbul terrorists were also killed in a separate anti-terror operation in Kulgam district in south Kashmir, police tweeted.
The terrorists were responsible for half a dozen killings of civilians over last few weeks, the police said.