Major, three ultras killed as infiltration bid foiled

 An army major was killed as troops foiled an infiltration bid in Mendhar sector of the bordering district overnight gunning down three militants.

Major Akash Singh succumbed to bullet injuries when the infiltrators fired at the troops near LoC in Sona Gali area of Mendhar sector, about 200 kms from Jammu, defence officials said on Wednesday.

Two militants were killed in the subsequent encounter. Another militant was killed on Wednesday morning, they said, adding some weapons and a wireless set were recovered from the slain militants. Search operations were still going on in the area when last reports came in.

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