KV Correspondent

Two militants, soldier killed as Army foils infiltration bid

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Army on Thursday foiled an infiltration bid in Naugam sector in Kupwara district by killing two militants while one soldier lost his life as he engaged militants in a retaliatory action.

“Alert troops foiled another infiltration bid in Naugam sector. Two militants have been killed, while one soldier also died,’’ said an army official, adding that this was the second infiltration incident in the state in less than 24 hours. Two army jawans were also injured in an encounter with militants along the Line of Control (LoC) in Uri sector too.

Pertinently, the Army foiled an infiltration bid as five to six militants were trying to infiltrate across the LoC in Uri. On Wednesday three heavily-armed militants were killed in a gun battle in the Kupwara district as the army foiled the third major infiltration bid in less than a fortnight along the LoC in North Kashmir.

Troops guarding the LoC had noticed a group of militants trying to sneak into the Valley under the cover of darkness in the Machil sector. On 26 May, the army had killed two Pakistani Border Action Team (BAT) members who tried to infiltrate into the Uri sector to carry out an attack on Indian soldiers. Six more militants were killed in the same sector next day when they attempted to sneak in from across the LoC. Meanwhile, army chief General Bipin Rawat has said that the “condition in Kashmir will improve soon.”

Two jawans were injured on Thursday in an encounter with militants  along the Line of Control (LoC) in Uri, Jammu and Kashmir and Army foiled an infiltration bid as five to six militants were trying to infiltrate across the LoC in Uri.

Indian Army launched a punitive strike on 9 May and destroyed two Pakistan army bunkers across the LoC. On 23 May, the army also released a video of the military action that showed heavy artillery destroying bunkers and shelters. Earlier the Army claimed to have destroyed a Pakistan Army post in the Naushera sector in Jammu and Kashmir by carrying out fire assaults along the  Line of Control (LoC) as part of its “anti-terror operations”, further escalating the tensions between India and Pakistan. A senior army official said that the assault was carried out recently as Pakistani posts were supporting infiltration into Indian side.


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