The Indian army neutralised 13 terrorists along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Mendhar-Poonch region on Monday.
While three heavily-armed terrorists were killed in Rajouri district’s Nowshera sector on Monday morning, 10 more terrorists were killed in an encounter with army troops in Mendhar along the Line of Control in the Jammu division, army officials said.
With this, the toll from the encounter has now risen to 13.
An army official told India Today TV that in an ongoing counter-infiltration operation which started on May 28, alert troops of Indian Army eliminated an infiltration bid along the LoC in Mendhar sector and killed at least ten militants. The officer said searches are underway in the villages of Poonch district.
A group of terrorists attempted to sneak into this side from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir in the early hours of Monday but were intercepted by the alert troops near Kalal village, triggering a gunfight, the officials said.