Infiltration bid foiled in Machil sector, militant killed: Army


Srinagar: Army on Friday said that an infiltration bid was foiled in Machil sector of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district by killing a militant.

An army official said that soldiers posted at Lasdat near Line of Control noticed some suspicious movement near the fence today in the morning.

“The army fired some shots which were retaliated by the infiltrators. The militants fired indiscriminately and in the gunfight that ensued, an infiltrator was gunned down so far,” he said.

The official said that the body of the slain has been recovered along with arms and ammunition from the gunfight spot. “We are ascertaining his identity and outfit affiliation,” the official said.

Meanwhile, official sources said that additional reinforcement was rushed to the area and a massive searches  with the help of sniffer dogs was launched to track down the other members of the group.

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