Srinagar: Five terrorists were killed as security forces successfully foiled an infiltration bid along the Line of Control (LoC) in Machil sector of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Monday.
Troops monitoring the area noticed suspicious movement along the LoC and immediately challenged the intruders. Five terrorists were shot down in the ensuing gunbattle.
Security forces have recovered weapons from the scene. The identity and affiliation of the terrorists is being determined. On July 23, another infiltration attempt was foiled by the Army in the very same area.
Meanwhile, security forces have launched a cordon and search operation in Pulwama district’s Pinglena village, following specific inputs about presence of terrorists.
This year, the Army has foiled a total of 22 infiltration bids along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir, and 38 armed intruders have been eliminated in such operations.