Two militants killed in Macchil, Pak opens fire
Army on Saturday said that two infiltrators were gunned down as it foiled an infiltration bid in north Kashmir.
“Infiltration bid eliminated in Macchil sector. Two terrorists killed,” a Srinagar-based army spokesperson said.
He added that weapons and warlike stores were recovered.
Sources said the operation was on.
Meanwhiler, a day after killing a Border Security Force (BSF) jawan and injuring a civilian, Pakistani Rangers opened heavy fire on six to eight Indian posts along the border in Arnia subsector of RS Pura in Jammu district on the intervening night of Friday and Saturday.
The BSF responded in equal measure, its Jammu frontier DIG Dharmender Pareekh said. “From mid night till Saturday morning there were exchanges of fire and shelling in Arnia sector in area of 6 to 8 border outposts of BSF,” DIG Pareekh said.
The firing stopped at 6.45am and no loss of human life or injuries to anyone was reported, he added.
But, an Arnia police station officer said Pakistan resorted to indiscriminate firing with small and heavy weapons at Sai, Treva and Jabowal forward posts.
He said three cattle died, three others were injured and three houses and a temple were damaged in the firing.
Arnia tehsildar has ordered closure of schools coming within 5km range of border.
(LR) Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, former PM Manmohan Singh and state Congress chief Ghulam Ahmed Mir in Srinagar on Saturday. Singh is heading a panel that is currently on a twoday visit to Kashmir to discuss the Valley’s situation.