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Army guns down 4 infiltrators along LoC in J-K’s Tangdhar and Nowgam, operation in progress

Three infiltrators were killed near the LoC in Tangdhar sector on Saturday while there was also a firing exchange between Indian and Pakistani soldiers.

india Updated: Aug 19, 2018 13:29 IST
Mir Ehsan
Mir Ehsan
Hindustan Times, Srinagar
Indian Army,Line of Control,Jammu and Kashmir
Army confirmed killing of three militants and said operation is still under progress.(AFP File Photo)

Four infiltrators were killed by the army since Saturday evening in two separate incidents in Tangdhar and Nowgam sectors of the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

Officials said that militants were attempting to sneak into the Valley when they were intercepted by army patrols.

Three infiltrators were killed near the LoC in Tangdhar sector on Saturday while there was also a firing exchange between Indian and Pakistani soldiers.

“Three terrorists killed by Army while infiltrating in Tangdhar sector of Kupwara today,” Director General of Police SP Vaid tweeted.

Army also confirmed killing of three militants and said operation is still under progress.

In the other incident, an infiltrator was killed near Kasturi nullah in Nowgam sector on Sunday, said an army spokesman, adding the operation is still underway.

Last week, four soldiers were injured in Nowgam sector in an exchange with militants near the LoC.

On Saturday, police said that few mortar shells were fired by Pakistani forces into Thajal-Chranda area of Uri near the LoC.

While no casualties were reported, “one shell hit the washroom belonging to Mohammad Hussain causing some damage” to it, said a police official.

First Published: Aug 19, 2018 13:24 IST