Srinagar: A militant was killed along the Line of Control (LoC) in Machil sector in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district today when the Army foiled an infiltration bid.
Troops noticed suspicious movement along the LoC and immediately challenged the intruders, and in the exchange of fire one militant was killed. The infiltration bid was thwarted and an operation is in progress.
“One terrorist has been killed in Machil sector of Kupwara district of the LoC today where the army has foiled an infiltration bid. The operation against the intruding terrorists is still going on in the area,” Defence Ministry spokesman, Colonel Rajesh Kalia said.
Meanwhile, in another incident, police arrested three overground workers (OWGs) of militants in Srinagar and recovered an AK-47 rifle from their possession.
Police sources said the three OWGs of militants were arrested in Tengpora (Batmaloo) area of Srinagar city.
“They were arrested while moving in a car. One AK-47 rifle has been recovered from the possession of these OWGs,” sources said.
OWGs are described by the security forces as facilitators of militants who arrange hideouts, ferry weapons and keep an eye on movement of the security forces to alert militants during crackdowns and search operations.