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3 militants killed as Indian Army foils infiltration bid in Kashmir’s Kupwara

The incident took place when troops guarding LoC noticed a group of militants trying to infiltrate into the Kashmir.

india Updated: Jun 07, 2017 18:36 IST
HT Correspondent
Militants were killed as the army foiled an infiltration bid in Kashmir.
Militants were killed as the army foiled an infiltration bid in Kashmir. (AFP File Photo)

Three militants were gunned down at Machil sector as the army foiled an infiltration bid near the Line of Control (LoC) in north Kashmir’s Kupwara.

The incident took place late last night when troops guarding the Line of Control (LoC) noticed a group of militants trying to infiltrate into the Valley from across the border in Machil sector under the cover of darkness, an army official said.

Troops engaged the heavily-armed militants who tried to escape by taking advantage of the thick forest cover. Three militants, who are still to be unidentified, were killed.

Search operations to track down other members of the group were going on, the official said.

This is the third infiltration bid foiled by the army in north Kashmir in the past fortnight.

On May 26, two Pakistani Border Action Team (BAT) members who tried to infiltrate into Uri sector to carry out an attack on the soldiers were killed.

Six more militants were killed in the same sector next day when they attempted to sneak into the Valley from across the border.

The search operation is on.

(With inputs from PTI)