Srinagar, September 25
Security forces killed two militants near the Line of Control (LoC) in north Kashmir's frontier district of Kupwara on Sunday.
The encounter took place at around 7.30 am after a joint team of the Army and the police laid an ambush at Tekri Nar in Machil area of Kupwara district.
Srinagar-based defence spokesperson, Colonel Emron Musavi said, “Based on specific intelligence inputs received from the police and other intelligence agencies on the possibility of infiltration attempt in Machil sector, troops were put on high alert and joint ambush parties were deployed on the possible infiltration routes.”
Amid poor weather conditions, alert troops saw two armed infiltrators crossing the Line of Control, he said. The infiltrating militants were engaged by the troops. During the gunfight, both militants were neutralised.
The defence spokesperson said two AK rifles, six magazines, 53 AK rounds, two pistols, 35 rounds, four grenades, Pakistan’s currency notes and food items were seized from the slain militants.
After more than one year of lull along the Line of Control, infiltration attempts by the militants from Pakistan have started picking up in north Kashmir and Pir Panjal range of Rajouri and Poonch districts.
Grenades, AK rifles seized
- Security personnel have seized two AK rifles, six magazines, 53 AK rounds, two pistols, 35 rounds, four grenades, etc.
- The identification of the terrorists is being ascertained. Security men had been on hunt for them as they had intelligence inputs.
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