The Indian Army on Monday killed 13 militants along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Mender-Punch area of Jammu and Kashmir. As three heavily armed militants were killed in Nowshera sector of Rajouri district this morning, 10 more militants were killed in clashes with the army at Mender along the Line of Control in Jammu division, army officials said. With this, the toll from the encounter has now increased to 13 people.
An army official told India Today TV that in the ongoing counter-infiltration operation that began on May 26, Indian Army vigilantes removed an infiltration bid along the LOC in the Mendhar sector and killed at least ten militants. The official said that search is going on in different villages of Punch district. They also said that a group of terrorists tried to flee from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir on Monday morning but were stopped by vigilantes near Kalal village and a gunfight ensued.
In the Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir, the Indian Army has arrested six people associated with Jaish for exposing drugs and militant modules. Police said on Monday that they were all about their owners in Pakistan and were involved in drug trafficking, smuggling and financing Jaish militants.
On the other hand, three militants were killed while trying to enter India from Pakistan in Naushera sector of Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir. A group of militants was trying to infiltrate from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir on Monday morning, officials said. But it was possible to eliminate them due to the activities of the army personnel.