Army foils infiltration bid along LoC in north Kashmir, two militants killed

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The army claimed to have foiled an infiltration bid by killing two militants at Nowgam sector in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

“Early morning today, a suspicious moment was detected by own troops at Nowgam sector in Kupwara in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district along the Line of Control (LoC),” Defence spokesman in Srinagar, Colonel Rajesh Kalia told a local news agency, Kashmir News Observer (KNO). “Own forces swiftly launched an ambush, resulting in the killing of two militants. Two Ak-47 and warlike stores recovered.”

Unnamed defence sources also told KNO said that a combing operation was on in the area to rule out the presence of more militants in the area. On 30 June, the army had said that an infiltration bid was foiled at Parkian Gali sector in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on the intervening night of 29 and 30 June when a group of 6 to 8 militants, in two groups tried to sneak in.

After the initial exchange of fire, the militants, according to the army, went back to the Pakistani side. (KNO)

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