BAT Attack On Patrolling Party In Poonch , 2 Jawans Martyred

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New Delhi: Two soldiers died during an exchange of fire with Pakistan’s Border Action Team, which had intruded into the Indian side at Poonch in Jammu and Kashmir. There were at least two intruders, one of whom has been killed. Another has managed to escape under cover fire from Pakistan, the army said.

The operation is in progress and heavy exchange of fire is on, the army said.The body of the intruder is within “visual reach”.

The BAT team from Pakistan had crossed the Line of Control and came 600 meters into the Indian side. They were 200 meters from the army post when the exchange of fire started.

“Own Area Domination Patrol was targeted by armed intruders and an exchange of fire occurred. While the firefight was going on, Pakistani posts engaged own posts by heavy firing,” the statement read. “In the firefight our two jawans have been martyred.”

This was the third time the Border Action Team had struck in Poonch this year.