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Army foils infiltration bid in Nowgam, 3 soldiers among 7 killed

Four militants and three soldiers were killed in an operation in Nowgam sector in North Kashmir, army said on Sunday.

india Updated: May 21, 2017 20:51 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Nowgam,Infiltration bid,Ceasefire violation
The operation had begun on Saturday after militants tried to infiltrate from across the LOC.(PTI File Photo)

Four militants and three soldiers were killed in an operation in Nowgam sector in North Kashmir, army said on Sunday.

A Srinagar-based army spokesperson said, “Total four terrorists killed. Three soldiers attained martyrdom.”

He added that four weapons and other warlike stores were recovered and sanitisation operations were on.

The operation had begun on Saturday after militants tried to infiltrate from across the LOC.

HT had reported that by Saturday night two soldiers and two militants were killed in the gun-battle.

Details about the slain soldiers is awaited.

First Published: May 21, 2017 18:35 IST