Pak attackers cross LoC, kill 2 Indian soldiers, lose one

Marsha Scott
June 23, 2017

Two jawans were martyred and one was injured when the notorious Border Action Team (BAT) of Pakistan carried out an attack 600 metres inside the Indian territory in Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir. "This was BAT's third attempt this year in the area", Jammu-based defence spokesperson said, adding, "Unfortunately, our two fearless jawans were martyred during heavy exchange of fire".

Defence Ministry sources said the Pakistan Army indulged in "unprovoked firing and shelling at Indian positions" with small arms, automatics and mortars. "While the firefight was going on, Pakistani posts engaged own posts by heavy firing".

The two soldiers were killed when BAT fired upon a patrolling party, army officials said. The slain soldiers were identified as Naik Sandip Jadhav and Sepoy Savan Mane.

That attack too was carried out under the cover of shelling by the Pakistani troops.

"BAT team from Pakistan had crossed the Line of Control and came 600 meters into the Indian side".

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On October 28, last year, militants attacked a post and killed an Indian Army soldier and mutilated his body close to the Line of Control (LoC) in the Machil sector.

The Pakistani firing continued till 3.30 PM, the official said, adding the Indian posts retaliated strongly. It had also beheaded Lance Naik Sudhakar Singh.

He said there were at least two intruders, one of whom has been killed.

The operation is still going on and exchange of fire is on.

On May 26, the Army had claimed killing two members of Pakistan's BAT in Baramulla's Uri sector of the LoC whereas six militants were gunned down in the same sector a day later.

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