Three soldiers, BSF jawan martyred near LoC in J&K’s Machil sector; three terrorists eliminated

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A Border Security Force (BSF) jawan and three Indian Army soldiers were martyred in the line of duty during an operation along the Line of Control (LoC) in Machil sector of Jammu and Kashmir.

According to the reports three terrorists were also eliminated in the operation.

Around 1 am, a BSF patrol noticed suspicious movement near the Anti-Infiltration Obstacle System (LoC fence), about 3.5 km from the LoC. The BSF personnel challenged the infiltrators and a gunbattle ensued, in which a terrorist was eliminated.

“Op Machil, #Kupwara. At about 0100h, @BSF_Kashmir patrol noticed suspicious movement near Anti Infiltration Obstacle System (AIOS) (LoC Fence), 3.5 km from LoC. Firefight ensued, 1 #terrorist killed. A BSF soldier Killed in Action (KIA). Firefight stopped at 0400h,” Chinar Corps-Indian Army tweeted.

“In the ensuing firefight, two more terrorists were killed. Own troops suffered three KIA (including one officer) and two injured. Injured soldiers have been evacuated. Jt Op in progress,” Indian Army added.

“Constable Sudip Sarkar lost his life during the operation in Machil Sector. Reinforcements received from Indian Army,” said BSF.

“In the wee hours of 8 Nov’20, @BSF_Kashmir foiled an infiltration attempt in the Machil Sec. 01 terrorist killed and remaining of the group pushed back. Ct Sudip Sarkar continued fighting in spite been hit and ultimately made the supreme sacrifice,” BSF tweeted.

Chinar Corps-Indian Army earlier in a tweet said, “Suspicious move of unidentified persons detected by own patrolling party near LC fence at Machil Sector on night 7/8 Nov 20, 0100h. Terrorists trying to infiltrate intercepted by own troops; contact established. 1 terrorist eliminated. 1 AK & 2 bags recovered. Jt Op in progress.”