J&K: 2 terrorist killed as Army foils infiltration bid along LoC in Kupwara

Abid Bashir

Srinagar (NVI): Two terrorists were killed early this morning at the Line of Control (LoC) in Nowgam sector of Kupwara district when they were trying to sneak in from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, defence officials said.

“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). Own forces swiftly launched an ambush, resulting in the killing of two terrorists. Two Ak-47 and war like stores recovered. More details to follow,” said Defence spokesman in Srinagar, Colonel Rajesh Kalia.

Defence sources said that a combing operation was on in the area to rule out the presence of more militants in the area.

“Huge quantities of edibles and medicines were recovered from the slain militants,” they said. Pertinently, Director General of Police (DGP) J&K Dilbagh Singh recently said that a large number of terrorists 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 terrorists, 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, a major 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 terrorists were killed.

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

-RJV