Infiltration Bid Foiled In Gurez Sector, 1 Terrorist Killed

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Jammu:  One militant was killed as the Army foiled an infiltration bid in Jammu and Kashmir’s Gurez Sector on Saturday, reported. A weapon has been recovered from the militant so far.  The operation is still underway.

An Army official told  that the troops guarding the Line of Control observed movement of militants trying to sneak into the valley from across the border and challenged them. During the brief fire exchange, a militant was killed, said the official. With the latest operation, the number of militants killed in encounters along the LoC in north Kashmir in the past four days has gone up to 14. An Army jawan also lost his life in one of the encounters.

A defence spokesman on Thursday said multiple attempts made by Pakistan army to push armed infiltrators across the LoC were foiled by the troops at Machhil and Naugam sectors in Kupwara district, Gurez in Bandipora district and Uri in Baramulla, resulting in the killing of seven militants.

On Friday, the Army killed five infiltrators on the LoC in Uri sector. Two soldiers were injured in the operation that began three days ago. Adding that four infiltration attempts from across the LoC were foiled in the last three days, the army said that seven infiltrators had been killed.

Since January, 22 infiltration attempts have been foiled and 34 armed intruders killed in different sectors near the LoC. Despite the latest surveillance equipment and three-tier security, intelligence reports state that some groups comprising foreign militants have managed to enter into the Valley through north Kashmir. Official estimates suggest that 25 to 35 militants have managed to reach their bases in north Kashmir. Army has blamed Pakistan for trying to push infiltrators into the Valley.