Jammu, November 4
Known for its deadly nature and severe impact in areas where it is planted, a Claymore mine was found near the body of one of the terrorists killed during an infiltration attempt in Poonch on Thursday. Three terrorists were killed in the encounter. The army found one body while the bodies of the other two terrorists were taken away by villagers in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.
Army sources said the Claymore mine, triggered by a remote control or electric wire, with Pakistani branding, is rarely found with terrorists operating at J&K. “The mine is known for the fan-shaped fragments it releases after being triggered. Seriously deadly, the mine has been used by Maoists in other states to ambush security forces,” sources said.
At a press conference in Rajouri on Friday, Brigadier Rajesh Bisht, commander of the Poonch Brigade, said the operation began at around 9.30 a.m. Thursday when the jawans saw terrorists wearing Pathani suits attempting to attack. infiltrate the Nakarkot region. After the encounter ended, soldiers discovered the body of a terrorist at 1 p.m. during a search operation. He said another gun with a bullet mark and numerous other war magazines were recovered and a trail of blood was also seen leading towards the Line of Control. Two AK-74 rifles with four magazines and 43 rounds, a Chinese seven-round pistol and a magazine, a Claymore mine with cable and battery, a submachine gun magazine (SMG), a bag, a pouch, a pack of cigarettes with a lighter and a small packet of contraband material were found.
Brigadier Bisht accompanied by DIG (Poonch-Rajouri range) Haseeb Mughal said that the security forces with this operation thwarted the nefarious designs of the western adversary to vitiate the peace in Poonch and Rajouri sectors.
In addition to a claymore mine with cable and battery, security personnel found two AK-74 rifles with four magazines and 43 rounds, a Chinese seven-round pistol and magazine, a submachine gun magazine (SMG), a bag , a pouch, a packet of cigarettes and a small packet of contraband material.