Infiltration bid foiled as troops kill militant in Machil 


Army on Sunday claimed to have foiled an infiltration bid by killing a militant in Machil sector in North Kashmir. Meanwhile, police claimed to have busted a LeT module in Srinagar.

Army sources said that troops noticed some suspicious movement in the Machil area after which the alert troops maintained a heightened vigil and started monitoring in the area.

“Forces noticed suspicious movement along the LoC and immediately challenged the intruders. In the ensuing firefight, one militant was killed,” a senior officer said.

“An infiltration bid was foiled in Machil sector today. One terrorist has been killed,” a defence spokesman in Srinagar said.

Meanwhile, six Lashkar-e-Toiba activists were arrested by Srinagar police in Srinagar city last evening.

A police official said that acting on a specific information, Srinagar police laid a naka at Tangpora bypass on Saturday evening.

During the searches, six LeT workers have been arrested along with an AK-47 and other war like stores, he said, adding that two vehicles have also been seized.

The official termed the arrest of the six LeT activists as a major success as the members were scheduled to meet their counterparts in north Kashmir as part of arms deal.

Meanwhile, police have registered a case and started further investigations into it.

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