Two jawans, two militants killed in J&K as Army foils infiltration bid

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Published on Jul 31, 2016 10:38 AM IST
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SRINAGAR: Two soldiers and two militants were killed in a gunfight in Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Saturday, as the Army said it foiled yet another infiltration bid along the LoC from Pakistan.

“Alert troops intercept terrorists attempting to infiltrate in the intervening night of 29-30 July. In an ensuing gunfight, two terrorists killed. Two soldiers attained martyrdom. One soldier was injured,’’ said an army spokesperson in Srinagar.

Two AK-47 rifles were recovered, he said.

The infiltration bid came days after the NIA arrested a suspected Pakistani national who entered India to attack security forces and fuel more unrest in the Valley. Described as a big terror catch, Bahadur Ali was arrested on Tuesday following an encounter with security forces, also in Kupwara. Four other terrorists were gunned down.

The terror suspect was believed to be on a suicide mission in Kashmir, which has witnessed a wave of violence after security forces gunned down Burhan Wani, a poster boy of the militancy in the Valley, on July 8.

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