The Srinagar based spokesperson of army Sunday afternoon issued a detailed statement about the infiltration bid in Keran sector in which, it said, three militants were killed.

“An attempt of infiltration by heavily armed terrorists in Keran Sector of frontier Kupwara Division was eliminated on the night of 11/12 July by the vigilant Army personnel deployed along the Line of Control resulting into killing of three terrorists and recovery of weapons and warlike stores. The bodies of three militants have been recovered, however, identification and affiliated tanzeem is yet to be carried out,” the statement said.

“A group of terrorists were spotted moving from PoK towards Line of Control at midnight of 11/12 July. The robust counter infiltration grid in place immediately picked up the terrorists and kept them under constant surveillance till they reached the LC Fencing. The terrorists moved towards the LC Fencing and attempted to cut the fencing and cross over. The terrorists were then effectively engaged by the vigilant soldiers deployed along the Line of Control. An intense gunfight ensued which resulted in elimination of three terrorists. Search of the area, undertaken at the break of dawn today, resulted in recovery of three bodies of the slain terrorists alongwith three AK 47 Rifles, one UBGL, 12 AK Magazines, 300 rounds of AK 47, eight grenades and other warlike stores,” the statement informed.

Lt Gen Subrata Saha, GOC Chinar Corps, the statement said, “commended the officers and soldiers for their vigil, alertness and determination leading to successful elimination of three terrorists attempting to infiltrate across the Line of Control.”


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