Army foils infiltration bid in Kupwara, 2 terrorists killed

Indian Army foils infiltration bid in Machil sector

Army on Saturday claimed a major infiltration bid was foiled when they gunned down two militants near the Line of Control (LoC) in the frontier district of Kupwara, official sources said. The interception led to an encounter that resulted into death of two unidentified terrorists, believed to be Pakistani nationals.

Earlier in the day, Pakistan for the second time in the past 24 hours violated the ceasefire in Arnia sector of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K).

Superintendent of Police Kupwara, Shamsher Hussain, confirmed that police had received bodies of two non-local militants from the army.

On 8 August, the army had foiled a major infiltration attempt by militants to cross over from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) into the Machhil sector, killing five ultras in the ensuing shootout.

"Infiltration bid eliminated in Machhal sector".

In Gurez sector of north Kashmir's Bandipora district, five armed infiltrators were killed during counter infiltration operation in July.

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