3 Jawans Killed, 1 Injured as Pakistani Troops Breach LoC in J&K

The Pakistani intruders had crossed 50 meters into the LoC around 1.45 pm on Sunday.

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Two heavily-armed Pakistani intruders and three Indian soldiers were killed on Sunday, 21 October, in a gunfight after the Army foiled an infiltration bid along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri, Jammu and Kashmir.

WHAT HAPPENED?

"At about 1.45 pm, Indian Army in Sunderbani sector had a fierce encounter with heavily-armed Pakistani intruders very close to the LoC. The patrol (team) killed two intruders and recovered war-like stores including two AK-47 rifles," a defence spokesperson said.

He said three soldiers were killed while fighting the intruders and another soldier suffered serious injuries and has been airlifted to the Army Command hospital in Udhampur.

The encounter site was cordoned off and a "search-and-destroy" operation is in progress.

WHO WERE THE INTRUDERS?

The slain intruders are believed to be members of a Border Action Team (BAT) comprising Pakistan Army jawans and trained militants, an army officer said on condition of anonymity.

WHO ARE THE DECEASED?

The deceased soldiers have been identified as Havildar Kausal Kumar from Nowshera, Launce Naik Ranjeet Singh from Doda and rifleman Rajat Kumar Basan from Akhnoor. Rifleman Rakesh Kumar of Samba, who was injured during the intrusion, has been hospitalised, according to The Indian Express.

(With inputs from PTI and The Indian Express)

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