The army on Sunday foiled a major infiltration bid by separatist guerrillas in north Kashmir's Uri sector, killing six of the intruders, defence sources said in Srinagar. The gunfight was continuing late Sunday night.
"A major infiltration bid was foiled by the alert army troops in Uri sector of the LOC (Line of Control). A group of heavily armed infiltrators crossed over to this side of the LOC after which they were challenged and asked to surrender," the sources said.
"The infiltrators opened fire at the troops, triggering a fierce encounter that is still going on in the area," the sources said around 11 pm.
According to the sources, six intruders have so far been killed but their identity would only be established after the operation ends in the mountainous area.