Jammu: An alleged Pakistani intruder was killed on Monday when an IED, he was carrying, exploded during an encounter with security forces along the Line of Control in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.

There was a movement of an intruder from across the LoC in Sabzian forward area in Poonch district around 4.30 am, defence spokesman said.

The troops opened fire on the intruder as he was approaching a forward Indian post (Nallah), he said. Due to firing, the IED exploded, killing him on the spot, the spokesman added.

Search operation was carried in the forest area along LoC and the badly mutilated body of the intruder was recovered, he added.

When asked whether the intruder was carrying out an attack on the forward post along LoC, the spokesman refused to comment. However, sources said that it was an attack with IED on the forward post.

General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Northern Command, Lt General K T Parnaik, who retired as RPT on Sunday, had on June 17 raised concerns over the presence of terrorists at the high altitude belt of Sabzian along LoC in Poonch.

Nine suspected Pakistan Army Border Action Team men had allegedly intercepted BSF porters in Sabzian belt on May 14 and snatched supplies from them after an attack.

(Agencies)

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