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Militant killed as Army foils infiltration bid in Kupwara district

Troops guarding the LoC noticed suspicious movement along the LoC and immediately challenged the intruders.

india Updated: Jul 23, 2017 19:12 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Press Trust of India, Srinagar
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An Army soldier taking position during an encounter with militants in Jammu and Kashmir. (PTI File Photo)

Indian Army on Sunday morning foiled an infiltration bid by killing a militant in North Kashmir’s Machhal Sector.

This infiltration bid comes at a time of high cross-border violence between India and Pakistan. Troops guarding the Line of Control noticed suspicious movement and immediately challenged the intruders.

In the ensuing firefight, one militant was killed.

“One terrorist has been killed in Machhal sector of Kupwara district of the LoC today where the army has foiled an infiltration bid.” defence ministry spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia said.

He said the operation is in progress.

(With inputs from agencies)

First Published: Jul 23, 2017 12:05 IST