Pak BAT action foiled: Former union home secy hails Indian Army

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Two jawans were martyred and one was injured when the notorious Border Action Team (BAT) of Pakistan carried out an attack 600 metres inside the Indian territory in Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir.

Pakistan's Border Action Teams (BAT) comprise heavily armed terrorists and are supported by the country's army.

"Pakistan's BAT team intruded 600 metre within Indian side of Line of Control and 200 metre from their own posts", he said. This is the third such BAT attack in the Poonch region this year.

The Indian Army has been retaliating strongly to the ceasefire violation in the Khari Karmara areas of the sector.

One of the attackers was injured in the Indian retaliatory action and his body was extricated under the cover of heavy firing by the Pakistani troops from their posts across the LoC, an Army official said.

The sources had earlier also said that Indian and Pakistani troops exchanged small, automatics and mortar fire in Poonch district of the de facto border. Simultaneously, a BAT action was launched on a patrol operating in between the two posts.

The intruders attacked Army posts along LoC at around 2 pm on Thursday. "Such despicable act of Pakistan Army will be appropriately responded", read the Indian Army's statement.

It is the same Krishna Ghati sector where the Pakistani BAT had beheaded Lance Naik Hemraj and badly severed the head of Lance Naik Sudhakar Singh of 13 Rajputana Rifles, on January 8, 2013.

This is published unedited from the ANI feed.

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