Handwara: The army claimed to have killed three militants who had infiltrated the Line of Control in a gunfight at Brinjal forest area of Vilgam in Handwara area of Kupwara district on Friday.
An army official said soldiers of 15 RR intercepted a group of militants believed to be infiltrators at Brinjal forest adjacent to Shahnagar Jat Gali, around 7 kilometres away from Tehsil headquarter Vilgam.
“The group of militants opened fire upon the forces which was retaliated by the troops, triggering a gunfight. The militants fired indiscriminately and in the gunfight that ensued, three infiltrators were gunned down,” he said.
“We are ascertaining their outfit affiliation,” the official said, adding that the operation was still going on.