Four foreign mercenaries killed, two infiltration bids foiled
27 August 2002
Jammu: Four foreign mercenaries were killed by troops who foiled two infiltration bids along the Line of Control in Poonch and Rajouri districts in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, official sources said here. Troops on duty at ambush points along the LoC in Mendhar area in Poonch noticed movement of a group of seven to eight heavily armed mercenaries inside Indian territory at Patri gali early on Tuesday morning, they said. The entire area was cordoned off and an operation was launched to track down the militants which resulted in a fierce encounter, the sources said. Two ultras were killed in the gun battle, they said, adding the operation was still on. Troops foiled another infiltration bid killing two ultras near the LoC in Rajouri district on Tuesday afternoon, the sources said.