Pak attackers cross LoC, kill 2 Indian soldiers, lose one

The BAT team carried out the attack from Poonch at 600 metres inside Indian territory but were succesfully repelled

Khari Karmara (Jammu and Kashmir), June 22 (ANI): Two Indian Army soldiers were killed while retaliating to the unprovoked firing by the Pakistan's Border Action Team, in Khari Karmara of Poonch sector, on Thursday. In retaliatory action undertaken by the Indian security forces, two BAT militants were also killed. Two Indian soldiers died during the initial exchange of fire.

It is known for intruders to carry out attacks on patrolling soldiers along the LoC and mutilate their bodies. The jawans foiled an infiltration bid and killed one armed intruder and injured another.

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

"While the firefight was going on, Pakistani posts engaged our posts by heavy firing".

"Pakistan's BAT team intruded 600 metre within Indian side of Line of Control and 200 metre from their own posts", he said. "Such despicable act of Pakistan Army will be appropriately responded", read the Indian Army's statement.

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On May 26, the Army had claimed killing two members of Pakistan's BAT in Baramulla's Uri sector of the LoC whereas six militants were gunned down in the same sector a day later.

The BAT team usually comprises personnel from the Pakistani Army and some militants trained for cross border operations.

Prior to that, a BAT attack was carried out on February 18 but there were no casualties in that.

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