BSF troops open fire after ‘suspicious movement’ near LoC in Kashmir

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Srinagar
  • Updated: Sep 23, 2016 22:36 IST

Border Security Force said that they opened fire after following suspicious movement near Line of Control (LoC) in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

A BSF spokesman said that the movement was noticed in the forests of Keran near LoC in Kupwara.

“We opened fire and they also retaliated. But it has stopped since then,” said the spokesperson. The official added that the forces have launched a search operation in the area.

North Kashmir has witnessed a heightened military activity after 18 soldiers were killed in an attack by militants on an army base in Uri sector on LoC on September 18.

Since then, security forces say they have foiled multi-infiltration bids in various sectors of north Kashmir.

On Thursday, army said two infiltration bids by militants were foiled along the Line of Control in the Nowgam sector.

An army official said it has enhanced its vigil in view of the increased infiltration attempts on LoC. “On the intervening night of September 21-22, two separate groups trying to sneak in were intercepted and forced to flee,” the official said.

Earlier on September 20, army claimed to have foiled infiltration bids in Uri and Nowgam sector. A soldier was killed in Nowgam in the operation.

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