Indian Army thwarts infiltration bid by Pakistani Civilians near LoC

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New Delhi, Sep 7 : The Indian Army on Saturday said it foiled an infiltration bid by Pakistani civilians at the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Nowshera sector on Friday.

The Army said that civilians were protesting and trying to cross the LoC but the Indian soldiers show restraint in such situations. They 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.The India Pakistan tensions heightened after the abrogation of Article 370.

“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,” the Indian Army said in a statement issued.

” 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 ,”the statement added.

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