Infiltration bid foiled in Tangdar, militant killed: Army

KL Report

SRINAGAR

“Army foiled an infiltration bid & killed one militant while seriously injuring the other on the Line of control (LoC) in the Tangdhar Sector of Kupwara in operations on the night of August 1 and 2,” an army press release said on Friday.

It added that on inputs regarding movement of militants in the area , troops deployed in Tangdhar sector of Kupwara detected movement of two militants on own side of the Line of Control in the wee hours of July 31.

“The troops cordoned the area.  Heavy fog with intermittent rains delayed the operations throughout the day.  By night, when the weather started to clear, the two militants were observed by own troops, who on being detected opened fire on own troops.  The retaliatory fire by the troops resulted in elimination of one militant and seriously injuring the other,” the statement said.

The body of the killed militant has been recovered while the search for the injured militant is still in progress. One AK 47, ammunition was recovered.

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