J&K: Indian Army thwarts infiltration bid near LoC in Nowshera sector

The Indian Army on Saturday said it foiled an infiltration bid at the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu & Kashmir’s Nowshera sector. The Army also said that Pakistani posts actively instigate civilians to cross the LoC but the Indian soldiers show restraint in such situations.

The infiltrators were able to reach within 150-metres of the LoC in Lam area of Noweshera sector. The Army, however, dispersed the approaching group by firing at them.

“In Lam area, Nowshera yesterday, loud noises of protest heard from behind Pakistani posts. After sometime 6 people in Pathani suits came ahead of the post and reached approximately 150 metres from the Line of Control,” a statement from the army said.

“Our own troops fired in gaps to disperse them. Pakistan posts actively abetting & instigating civilians to violate Line of Control. Indian Army has till now shown restraint to avoid civilian casualties.”