2 soldiers killed by BAT: Army

Two jawans killed by Pakistani troops in J&K's Poonch sector Indian Army hits back

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Following the attempt of armed intrusion by Pakistan's Border Action Team (BAT) in Poonch which was foiled earlier today, former union home secretary and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP R.K. Singh on Thursday hailed the Indian patrolling team at the border, citing that it makes it hard for the Pakistan Army to enter. The jawans foiled an infiltration bid and killed one armed intruder and injured another. The BAT teams cross into the Indian side of the LoC while Pakistan Army engages the Indian troops in cross-border firing to facilitate BAT actions. Simultaneously, a BAT action was launched on a patrol operating in between the two posts.

Pakistan Border Action Team on Thursday attacked a patrol team along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir. This is the third such BAT attack in the Poonch region this year. In retaliatory action undertaken by the Indian security forces, two BAT militants were also killed. According to news agency PTI, two soldiers were martyred in the attack by Pakistan's BAT. The sources said that the Pakistani troops once again violated the November 2003 ceasefire agreement by resorting to "unprovoked firing and shelling" Poonch's Chakan Da Bagh sector. In a unsoldierly act by the Pak Army, the bodies of two of our soldiers in the patrol were mutilated. Indian troops effectively retaliated to the firing, he said.

In January 2013, Lance Naik Hemraj was killed and his body mutilated by a BAT.

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Indian Army killed terrorist Anwar Khan in August 2015 in Poonch area of Jammu and Kashmir. "The operations are in progress and heavy exchange of fire is going on", the official added.

Earlier on Thursday, at least, one infiltrating militant was killed in a clash with the Army troops along the de facto border in the State's Kupwara district.

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