2 militants, army man killed as infiltration bid foiled in Nawgam sector

Two militants and an army man were killed as the Army claimed to have foiled an infiltration bid along the Line of Control (LoC) in Naugam sector in Kupwara district on Thursday.

“Alert troops foil another infiltration bid in Naugam sector. Two terrorists have been killed, while one soldier has been martyred,” an Army official said.

He said the operation was on and further details are awaited. Three heavily-armed militants were killed in a gunbattle in the district on Wednesday as Army claimed to have foiled a major infiltration bid along the LoC.

On 26 May, the Army claimed to have killed two Pakistani Border Action Team (BAT) members who tried to infiltrate into Uri sector in Baramulla district to carry out an attack on the soldiers. Six more militants were killed in the same sector next day when they attempted to sneak into the Valley from across the border.

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