Soldier killed as army foils infiltration bid on LoC

, 1:46 PM IST
AHMEDABAD, AUG 19 (UNI):- Army soldiers participate in a war exercise during a two-day 'Know Your Army' exhibition in Ahmedabad on Friday. UNI PHOTO-140U

Jammu: A soldier was killed and another injured on Tuesday in Jammu and Kashmir’s Jammu district even as the army foiled an infiltration bid from across the Line of Control (LoC), defence sources said.

A defence sources told IANS that Lance Naik Rajender Singh of 2 Raj Rifles was killed in Akhnoor sector of the LoC in Jammu where an infiltration bid from Pakistan side by guerrillas was foiled, not Sunderbani sector in Rajouri district as earlier informed and the soldiers concerned identified as of 3 Raj Rifles.

“Alert troops challenged intruding terrorists in Akhnoor sector of the LoC. Lance Naik Rajender Singh of 2 Raj Rifles sustained a gunshot injury in the firing exchanges with the terrorists.

“The soldier later succumbed,” said the source, adding that the infiltrators were forced to withdraw back in to the Pakistan side, thus foiling the infiltration attempt.