Army Claims Killing 3 ‘Militants’ in Machil

KL NEWS NETWORK

SRINAGAR

Army on Saturday claimed to have foiled an infiltration bid by killing three suspected militants at Machil sector in North Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

Official sources told Global News Service (GNS) that a group of 6-7 infiltrators who tried to sneak into this side today wee hours near Sardari Nar along Line of Control (LoC). The group of infiltrators later intercepted by the army’s 56 RR and 69 BSF near Jalandar Post in the dense forest area.

The group of infiltrators after being challenged opened indiscriminate fire with sophisticated weapons upon the forces, the fire was retaliated by the army ensuing a fierce gunfight, they said.

During the gunfight three unknown militant have been killed, they said.

Meanwhile, a senior army official while confirming the incident said that army’s alert troops foiled an infiltration bid along the LoC in the sector. “Three infiltrators have been killed during the gunfight”.

“So far we have recovered one body along with one AK 47 and other war like stores from the site,” the official said, adding that the heavy downpour hampered the search operation in the area.

“Two more bodies were seen and are lying in the area but due to bad weather conditions we are unable to retrieve them.”

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