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Army kills two militants in north Kashmir, foils infiltration bid

The infiltration comes two days after two LeT militants, including alleged mastermind of Amarnath yatri attack Abu Ismail, were killed by the security forces.

india Updated: Sep 16, 2017 10:03 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Srinagar
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An Army soldier taking position during an encounter with militants in Jammu and Kashmir. (PTI File Photo)

Army on Saturday said two infiltrators were gunned down as it foiled an infiltration bid in north Kashmir.

“Infiltration bid eliminated in Machhal sector. Two terrorists killed,” a Srinagar-based army spokesperson said.

He added that weapons and warlike stores were recovered. Sources said the operation was on.

The infiltration comes at a time of heightened border hostility between India and Pakistan.

On Friday, a BSF jawan was killed by Pakistani firing in Jammu region.

On Thursday, the security forces killed two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militants in Kashmir, including Abu Ismail, the alleged mastermind of a deadly attack on Amarnath yatris earlier this year.

First Published: Sep 16, 2017 10:00 IST