Jammu: An army soldier was killed in an exchange of fire with a group of infiltrating militants along the Line of Control in Akhnoor sector of Jammu district on Tuesday, officials said.
A group of militants infiltrated into Indian territory near Chakla forward post of Pallanwala sector of Akhnoor tehsil, police officials said.
Troops of Naga regiment challenged and fired on them, they said, adding heavy exchange took place.
In the firing exchange, an army soldier died, they said.
Army spokesman M Mehta said an infiltration attempt took place in Pallanwala sector on Tuesday morning. “Fire fight ensued and one soldier died. Search is in progress,” the spokesman told the PTI.
Meanwhile, Border Security Force (BSF) said that an intruder was shot dead by BSF soldiers in Karole in Hiranagar sector of Kathua district on July 20. However, the troops managed to recover his body Tuesday.