Indian soldier, 4 militants killed as Indian Army foils infiltration bid

Indian soldier, 4 militants killed as Indian Army foils infiltration bid

Militants were intercepted by the Indian Army for the second time in three days.Two militants were killed in the initial exchange of firing while a soldier was injured and succumbed to his injuries. Photograph: (Getty)

Srinagar Jun 16, 2016, 03.25 PM (IST)
Four militants and an Indian soldier were killed as the Indian Army today foiled an infiltration bid, the second such attempt in three days, in Tangdhar sector near the Indo-Pak Line of Control in Kashmir.

"Army foiled an infiltration bid in Tangdhar sector of Kupwara district near the LoC this morning. Two militants were killed in the initial exchange of firing while a soldier was injured," an army official said.

He said the soldier, who was injured in the ongoing operation, later succumbed to injuries.

The official said two more militants were killed in the counter-infiltration operation.

This is second infiltration bid foiled by the security forces along the Line of Control in Kashmir.

On Tuesday, an infiltration bid was foiled in Machhil sector of Kupwara district.

The two-day operation left one militant dead while one soldier laid down his life.

Four other Indian soldiers were also injured in the operation.
(PTI)

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The militants were intercepted by the army in Tangdhar sector near the Indo-Pak Line of Control in Kashmir.

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