Infiltration bid foiled, three militants killed on LoC
STATE TIMES NEWS
Srinagar: Army on Thursday killed three militants as it foiled a major infiltration bid on the Line of Control (LoC) in Naugam sector of Kashmir while a jawan was injured when militants hurled a grenade at an army camp near a railway track in Pulwama district of south Kashmir.
Combing operation in the dense bushes was still going on as the troops had spotted 5-6 infiltrators, Army said.
Troops of 35 Rashtriya Rifles guarding the LoC intercepted a group of five to six militants who were trying to sneak into this side from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir near Toot Mari Gali in Naugam sector early this morning, an Army official said.
He said the troops challenged the infiltrating militants who opened firing, triggering a gunbattle between the two sides. “Three militants have been killed so far,” the official said.
He said additional reinforcements have been rushed to the area for intensifying combing operations in the morning.
Meanwhile, militants hurled a grenade at an army camp near a railway track in Pulwama district of south Kashmir, injuring one jawan. The ultras hurled the grenade at the camp of 50 Rashtriya rifles unit at Kakapora on Thursday night, a police official said.
He said the grenade exploded inside the camp, causing injuries to a cook.
The injured jawan was shifted to Army’s 92 Base Hospital for treatment. PTI