Infiltration bid foiled in Machil, 2 militants killed: Army


Two infiltrators were killed as Army foiled an infiltration bid in Macchil sector of north Kashmir's Kupwara district early on Saturday.

An army statement said the militants were killed in an infiltration bid and two weapons were recovered from them. The interception led to an encounter that resulted into death of two unidentified terrorists, believed to be Pakistani nationals. Reports suggest the firing began at midnight and continued till 6.45 am.

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On 5 September, the Border Security Force (BSF) had recovered the body of a militant killed in an infiltration bid along the International Border (IB) in Arnia sector of Jammu district.

Sources said the army men deployed along LoC in Machil sector intercepted a group of militants trying to sneak into Valley today.

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Troops monitoring the area noticed suspicious movement along the LoC and immediately challenged the intruders. Every year, these sectors witness occasional heavy gunfights between infiltrating militants and troops.

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