With no signs of let-up in infiltration bids from across the Line of Control (LoC), the army on Saturday claimed to have killed four militants in an encounter in north Kashmir’s Nowgam sector.
According to a defence spokesman, a gunbattle between army personnel and militants broke out when soldiers manning the border spotted movement of militant and confronted a group of heavily-armed militants. The spokesman said the militants were trying to sneak into this side of Kashmir.
The militants were challenged and in the subsequent gunbattle, which continued through the night, four militants were killed, the spokesperson said.
The operation was on till the last reports came in.