Poonch: The body of a heavily-armed Pakistani militant was recovered along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district after the Army foiled infiltration bid by a group of militants under the cover of Pakistani firing, an Army official said on Monday.
The body of militant was recovered during a search and sanitisation operation launched after the Army foiled an attempt by a group of militants to intrude into this side in Khari Karmara sector on Sunday evening, the official said.
Twenty people, including 11 security personnel, and nine civilians were killed and over 70 others injured in Pakistani shelling along the LoC and the International Border (IB) in Jammu division since the beginning of this year.
Meanwhile, a junior commissioned officer (JCO) was injured in an accidental mine blast in Mankote sub sector in the district on Sunday. The JCO accidentally stepped over a landmine, which was washed away, causing an explosion.