3 militants gunned down as Army foils infiltration bid in J-K

  • PTI, Srinagar
  • Updated: Jun 01, 2015 02:19 IST

Three militants were killed on Sunday as Army foiled an infiltration bid near Line of Control in Tangdhar sector of Kashmir.

"The infiltration bid was foiled in the wee hours as a group of heavily armed terrorists were crossing the LoC," an army official said.

This is the second infiltration bid by militants in Tangdhar sector of Kupwara district within a week.

Three militants have been killed while the operation is still in progress, the official said.

The bodies of the militants have been recovered along with three weapons.

"A contact was established with the heavily-armed militants at around 4:30am, leading to day-long operation," he said.

Three soldiers and a militant were killed in a failed infiltration bid by militants on May 25.

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