Army calls off search operation in Poonch

Poonch (Jammu and Kashmir), June 8 (ANI): A search operation in dense forest areas along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch District,was called off on Saturday by the army, a day after Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire, and killed a Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) in the Mandi sector.

Defence sources said that the search operation was called off this afternoon.

The operation was meant to flush out infiltrators, who they suspected had sneaked into Indian territory during heavy cover firing and rocket attacks from Pakistan troops on Indian posts in Subjian-Mandi belt.

JCO Naib Subedar, Bachan Singh, was killed in the firing. (ANI)

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