At least six unidentified militants were killed on Sunday as the Army claimed to have foiled an infiltration bid in Keran sector of Kupwara in north Kashmir.
The bid was foiled close to the Line of Control in Keran sector, over 150 kms from Srinagar, when soldiers noticed suspicious movement
“The group was challenged and the militants opened fire triggering a gunfight. So far, six militants have been killed,” defence sources said.
The identities and the group affiliation of militants could not be established immediately.
Srinagar-based defence spokesman Col Rajesh Kalia said the operation is still in progress.
“Four terrorists attempting to infiltrate were killed in Keran sector. The operation is in progress,” Col Kalia said.
The latest bid was foiled three days after a soldier was killed and another injured in a suspected Border Action Team (BAT) attack cum infiltration bid close LoC in Keran sector.
The Army had, however, claimed the soldier was killed in “standoff fire”.