Soldier killed as army foils infiltration bid on LoC

Jammu, Aug 30 (IANS) A soldier was killed on Tuesday in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri 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 3 Raj Rifles was killed in the Sunderbani sector of the LoC in Rajouri where an infiltration bid from Pakistan side by guerrillas was foiled.

“Alert troops challenged intruding terrorists in Sunderbani sector of the LoC. Lance Naik Rajender Singh of 3 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.

–IANS

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