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Pakistani posts damaged in punitive fire assaults across LoC: Army

NEW DELHI: The Army “very recently” destroyed Pakistani military posts in Rajouri with punitive artillery assaults, to give “a befitting reply to the Pakistan military which aids infiltration into the Indian side” in Jammu and Kashmir.

“With the mercury rising and snow-melting in the valley, the chances of infiltration increase from the Pakistani side. The Army is all geared up to counter such threats,” Major General Ashok Narula told reporters in New Delhi.

 “It was part of the plan to proactively dominate the LoC and counter-terrorism operations to curb infiltration,” he added.

On Saturday, the Army engaged a group of terrorists who were trying to infiltrate and cornered them around the Kisan post in the Naugam sector. The encounter, which lasted more than 24 hours, ended on Sunday evening and left seven people dead, including three soldiers.

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