J-K: Three militants killed in Kupwara on polling day

  • IANS, None, Srinagar
  • Updated: Dec 02, 2014 14:09 IST

Three militants were gunned down in an infiltration bid on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district on Tuesday, the army said.

A gun battle was still on around 12.30 pm between the security forces and militants on a day voters of this border district cast their ballots in the second phase of assembly elections.

The army said a group of five to eight heavily armed militants made an infiltration bid in Nowgam area of the LoC on Tuesday morning.

"Alert soldiers engaged the group in a sustained gun battle in Nowgam sector on our side of the LoC. Three militants were killed," a senior army officer told IANS.

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