Indian Army foils infiltration bids in north Kashmir, kills two militants
More than 140 militants have reportedly been killed in the valley this year after security forces drew up a hit-list of top militant commanders.india Updated: Oct 02, 2017 16:51 IST
The Indian Army said on Monday it foiled two infiltration bids in the twin frontier districts of Baramulla and Kupwara in north Kashmir by killing two militants.
An army spokesperson said the two infiltrators were killed after they tried to enter Kashmir through Rampur sector along the Line of Control (LoC) in Baramulla district. Two weapons were also recovered from the killed militants.
“Search operations have been going on,” the spokesperson added.
Earlier in the day, the army said it stopped another infiltration attempt in the Tangdhar sector in Kupwara district.
“Exchange of fire (is) ongoing. More details to follow,” Srinagar-based strategic Chinar Corps said on Twitter.
The infiltration attempts came just days after the maiden visit of defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman to Kashmir to review the security situation in the strife-torn state. Officials said she visited the forward areas and was briefed about the “robust counter-infiltration posture along the Line of Control”.
Kashmir has witnessed an increase in anti-insurgency operations after a rise in militant attacks following the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani in July last year.
More than 140 militants have reportedly been killed in the valley this year after security forces drew up a hit-list of top militant commanders.