Fresh infiltration bid foiled, 4 killed

SRINAGAR: In yet another infiltration bid near Line of Control (LoC) in Kupwara district, Army claimed to have killed four intruders who had entered about 3 kilometers deep inside after cutting fence on the Indian side.

Official sources said that a group of four to five well-armed militants after cutting fence along LoC at about 10:30 pm Friday night managed to sneak some 3 kilometers into this side near Fateh Gali in Keran Sector which lies about 4 kilometers from Shalabuth, the scene of fierce battle for last 14 days.

Troops of 12 Garhwal Rifles challenged the militants sparking off a gun battle which lasted for an hour and left four unidentified militants dead. Army jawan, identified as Hawaldar Parveen Singh was injured and is being treated at Army Hospital, Drugmulla, Kupwara.

A senior Army official said that four militants were killed after alert troops foiled an infiltration bid in Fateh Gali near Keran Sector. “All the bodies along with a large quantity of war like stores including six AK-47, ten pistols, four UBGL, four Disposable Rocket Launchers and six small rucksacks have been recovered so far,” the official said.  

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