Srinagar, Nov 13 :A heavily-armed Pakistani terrorist was gunned down near the Line of Control (LoC) in Akhnoor sector in Jammu and Kashmir thus revealing Pakistan’s plan to disrupt the forthcoming panchayat elections in the state.
Defence Ministry spokesman Lt Col Devender Anand said a heavily-armed Pakistani terrorist was eliminated in Akhnoor sector on the Indian side of the boundary.
“An ambush party killed a terrorist and recovered warlike stores including five pistols, 10 pistol magazines, 60 bullets of pistol, an AK assault rifle, two AK rifle magazines with 234 rounds of ammunition, 15 grenades and 12 fuses for IEDs,” the official said.
“This huge cache has scuttled the nefarious plans of the terrorist outfits to derail peace and harmony and disrupt the coming panchayat elections in the state,” he added.
Anand said an ambush party of the army killed the terrorist on this side of the international boundary at about 1.50 pm.
“The entire area near the scene of the gunfight has been cordoned off and search and destroy operation is still in progress,” Anand said.
“The timely intercept of the intrusion of the terrorists with the cache of arms, ammunition and other war like stores has thwarted any possible untoward incident, planned by the terrorist during the scheduled elections in the state,” the Army PRO said.
The infiltration bid comes after a series of ceasefire violations by Pakistan which left three army personnel and a porter dead and three Border Security Force (BSF) troopers injured on Friday.