Baramulla, Aug 19: One terrorist was killed as the security forces foiled an infiltration bid in Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla. The terrorist has not been identified. The operation is currently in progress. The Baramulla incident has come a day after three militants were killed on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir as the Army foiled an infiltration attempt, police said.
The police later said that the infiltration bid was foiled in the Tangdhar Sector. “A group of infiltrating terrorists was challenged by the Army. In the ensuing encounter, three terrorists were killed,” police said.
On August 16, four soldiers were injured in a gun battle with militants on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said. The injured soldiers have been shifted to an army hospital.
The fighting erupted after troops challenged a group of militants trying to infiltrate from Pakistan towards the Indian side of the de-facto border in Nowgam sector of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.
The Police officials said the army noticed some suspicious movement around 4.20 AM near the Sangam Post on the LoC and challenged the terrorists to infiltrate. The terrorists then opened fire at the security officials. A police officer later said that the infiltration bid was supported by the Pakistan Army which provided cover fire to the terrorists.