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Pak troops fire at Indian posts
Published on 20 Sep. 2010 12:22 AM IST
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Pakistani troops fired mortar shells at two Indian posts in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district in an attempt to provide cover fire to a group of infiltrators, army sources said here on Sunday.
“There was heavy mortar shell firing from across the Line of Control in Jhallas sector late last (Saturday) night. The Indian posts of Kirpan and Kranti were targeted. However, there was no loss of life on the Indian side,” an army source said.
The Pakistani troops opened fire on the Indian forward pickets to divert attention and push in infiltrators, the source added.
Poonch is about 240 km from here.
Meanwhile, two militants and an army jawan were killed in an encounter in Bandipora district of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, officials said.
The encounter broke out in Paner forest in the periphery of Bandipora town, 55 kms from here, when a security search party confronted hiding militants.
They said two ultras and a jawan were killed in the gunbattle. The identity and group affiliation of the slain militants could not be ascertained immediately as the operation was still on, the officials said.
Security forces had launched a massive search operation in the forests of Bandipora last week following information about movement of militants.
With the killing of two ultras today, the number of slain militants in the operation has risen to three.
Security forces also cordoned off nearby Dardpora forest in the wee hours to flush out militants.

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