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Army foils major infiltration bid in Jammu and Kashmir; one soldier injured

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WION Web Team New Delhi, India Aug 06, 2019, 12.47 PM (IST) Edited By: Riya Gupta

One soldier was injured in an exchange of fire along the Line of Control(LoC) on Tuesday after a major infiltration bid was foiled in the Macchal sector of Jammu and Kashmir.

According to reports, five to six terrorists infiltrated 500 metres into Indian territory.

The development occurred even as General Officer Commanding in Chief, Northern Command Lt Gen Ranbir Singh chaired a meeting of the Core Group of Intelligence and Security agencies to review the "operational readiness in Jammu and Kashmir".

"Necessary security arrangements have been put in place for ensuring peace and security," Ranbir Singh said.