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Army foils infiltration bid, JCO killed in J-K

A junior commissioned officer (JCO) was killed as Army foiled an infiltration bid near the LoC in Keran sector of Kashmir Valley, officials said today. Troops noticed movement of heavily-armed militants near the LoC yesterday and challenged them.

india Updated: Sep 03, 2011 11:22 IST

A junior commissioned officer (JCO) was killed as Army foiled an infiltration bid near the LoC in Keran sector of Kashmir Valley, officials said today. Troops noticed movement of heavily-armed militants near the LoC yesterday and challenged them.

The gunmen opened fire, resulting in critical injuries to Naib Subedar Gurdayal Singh, who later succumbed to injuries, they said. The troops fired back towards the positions of gunmen, forcing them to flee back to Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, they said, adding search operations were going on in the area.

More than a dozen infiltration bids have been foiled along the LoC in Kupwara district during the month of August.