Indian army foils infiltration attempt along LoC, three militants killed

The militants opened fire at positions of security forces which was "effectively retaliated", an official said. (Representative Image) Photograph:( AFP )

Handwara Sep 11, 2016, 06.34 AM (IST)
The Indian Army foiled an infiltration attempt today along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Naugam sector of Handwara in the Kashmir Valley, the Indian news agency PTI reported. Four militants were killed in the operation. 

A heavy gun battle was reported. "Alert soldiers posted along the Line of Control in Naugam sector noticed some suspicious movement and challenged the intruders," an army official told PTI. 
The militants opened fire on the security forces which was "effectively retaliated", he said.

"Three militants have been killed and war-like store recovered from the scene of the gun battle," the official said. 

Indian news agency ANI said weopons were recovered from the millitants. 
 

A millitant was also killed in the Poonch district of northern Jammu and Kashmir state in another encounter between security forces and militants. A police officer had also been killed in that attack.  
 
Protests continue in Kashmir, 12 protesters injured in Pulwama

Tensions continue in the troubled northernmost state of the country. As many as 12 protesters were injured today during clashes with security forces in the Pulwama area of South Kashmir. 

This comes a day after a youth was killed in clashes between the protesters and security forces in the Shopian district. According to reports, at least 50 protesters were injured in clashes with the police and CRPF men in different areas of the valley on Saturday.
 

Triggered by the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani, the unrest in the Valley has entered 65th day leaving more than 70 people dead and thousands injured. 

(WION with inputs from agencies)