Army, infiltrators exchange fire near LoC in Kupwara

Srinagar

A gunfight broke out between army and militants near Line of Control (LoC) in Keran sector of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Thursday night.

Official sources said that army’s 16 Madras manning the Gharat Post at Kaninthawali, Jumgund along the LoC in Keran opened fire after detecting some suspicious movement at around 7:55 pm in the area.

A group of three to four militants believed to be the infiltrators returned the fire ensuing a brief exchange of gunfire, they said.

A senior army officer based in north Kashmir said that the movement of the infiltrators have been challenged by the army men after they tried to sneak in.

“A heavy exchange of gunfire reported for some time and searches would be carried out at the crack of the dawn,” the officer said.

There is a possibility that one infiltrator might have been killed and it would be known after searches will be conducted tomorrow. (GNS)

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