Paks BAT attack in J&K: 2 Indian soldiers & one attacker

Two Indian Army jawans were killed in Pakistani BAT Army attack in Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday.

Earlier in the day, an attempt of armed intrusion by Pakistan's Border Action Team (BAT) in Poonch this year was foiled at 2 p.m.

"A terrorist was killed in the Keran sector of the Line of Control in Kupwara district where the Army foiled the infiltration bid", Defence Ministry spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia informed the media.

"While the firefight was going on, Pakistani posts engaged our posts by heavy firing. In the firefight our two jawans have been martyred", the Army said in a statement. The martyred soldiers have been identified as Naik Jadhav Sandip and Sepoy Mane Savan.

The Pakistani attackers came up to 200 meters near the Indian posts. Another has managed to escape under cover fire from Pakistan.

It is known for intruders to carry out attacks on patrolling soldiers along the LoC and mutilate their bodies.

In January 2013, Lance Naik Hemraj was killed and his body mutilated by a BAT.

He said that the cross-border exchange of heavy firing is still underway in the sector.

Prior to that, a BAT attack was carried out on February 18 but there were no casualties in that.

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

Indian Army killed terrorist Anwar Khan in August 2015 in Poonch area of Jammu and Kashmir.

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

  • Jon Douglas