Two Indian Army soldiers were killed early on Wednesday in a gunfight with heavily-armed Pakistani infiltrators along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kalal area of Nowshera sector in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir.
“Two Indian Army soldiers have been martyred during a cordon and search operation in Kalal area of Nowshera sector. The operation is still in progress. Further details are awaited,” said Defence spokesman Lt Col Devender Anand.
The infiltrators were intercepted in the Khari Thrayat forest when they were trying to sneak into India from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), officials said.
The search operation was launched following information about the movement of suspected terrorists, the officials said. The infiltrators opened fire on the troops and during a fierce gunfight, the two soldiers were killed, they added.
The officials said a massive operation is on in the area.