Infiltration bid foiled in J&K’s Kupwara, 1 terrorist killed; Ops on

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Abid Bashir

Srinagar (NVI): A terrorist was killed as the Indian Army foiled yet another infiltration bid along the Line of Control (LoC) in Keran sector of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district today.

A tweet by the Srinagar-based 15 Corps read: “Suspicious move of unidentified persons detected across the LoC at Keran Sector, #Kupwara this morning. Terrorists trying to infiltrate, were intercepted by own troops; contact was established. Infiltration bid foiled. 01 terrorist killed, 01 AK recovered. Op in progress.”

On July 10, the Army had killed two militants who were trying to sneak in from Nowgam sector in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district. Pertinently, Director General of Police (DGP) J&K Dilbagh Singh had recently said that a large number of militants were ready at the launch pads across LoC to infiltrate into this side.

On June 30, 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 June 29 and June 30 when a group of 6-8 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.

Earlier on June 1, another infiltration bid was foiled by the Indian Army at the Line of Control (LoC) in Nowshehra sector of Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district, as three heavily armed militants were killed.

In early April this year, the Army foiled a major infiltration attempt at LoC in north Kashmir’s Keran sector, killing five militants while losing five of its soldiers from elite forces in an operation.