2 Jawans Killed In Ambush Near LoC

2 Jawans Killed In Ambush Near LoC

18 May 2010
The Indian Express


Jammu: Two Armymen were killed and three injured as suspected militants ambushed an Army vehicle near the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district on Tuesday evening. Identifying the dead as Lance Naiks Atul and Yogesh, sources said the ambush took place on a road between Krishna Ghati and a forward Army post at Nangi Tikri. The jawans were taken unaware by the militants who were hiding and opened fire from the front, killing driver of the vehicle and the jawan sitting by his side on the spot. Three Armymen were injured when the vehicle, after being fired upon, hit a tree, said Defence Ministry spokesman Col Biplab Nath. He said “it was a hostile fire from that side of LoC on a vehicle which was moving from one forward Army post to another in KG Sector”. Pointing out that the entire area had been cordoned off and was being ascertained whether the fire had come from across the LoC or by someone having crossed over to the Indian side. The ambush has come at a time when troops during Operation Thunderstorm have killed over a dozen infiltrating militants in the adjoining Kashmir valley during the past 12 days.


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