Jammu: Army on Tuesday claimed to have killed a heavily-armed militant along the Line of Control (LoC) in Akhnoor sector here, officials said.
The infiltration bid came after a series of ceasefire violations by Pakistan which left three Army soldiers and a porter dead and three BSF soldiers injured since Friday.
“An armed intruder was noticed trying to infiltrate into this side in Pallanwalla area of Akhnoor sector and was challenged by the alert Army personnel,” an Army officer said.
He said the intruder opened fire and a gunfight ensued in which he was killed. A huge quantity of arms and ammunition including an AK assault rifle and a pistol were recovered from him.
The search operation in the area was still continuing and further details were awaited, the officer said.