3 Shot Dead While Crossing LOC


Army says, militants were killed while trying to infiltrate in Machil sector

SRINAGAR: Army on Saturday claimed to have foiled an infiltration bid by killing three unidentified militants at Machil sector in North Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

A group of 6-7 infiltrators who tried to sneak into this side from across the Line of Control in the wee hours of Saturday were intercepted by the army’s 56 RR and 69 BSF near Sardari Nar along in the dense forest area.

The group of infiltrators after being challenged opened indiscriminate fire with sophisticated weapons upon the forces, army said adding the fire was retaliated by the army ensuing a fierce gunfight.

During the gunfight three unknown militant were killed,a senior army official said.

So far we have recovered one body along with one AK 47 and other war like stores from the site, the official said, adding that the heavy downpour hampered the search operation in the area.

Two more bodies were seen and are lying in the area but due to bad weather conditions we are unable to retrieve them. 

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