The Army on Tuesday said an infiltration by a group of terrorists from across the LoC in Kupwara district was foiled. The group of 6 to 8, however, fled taking advantage of darkness.
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An infiltration attempt by a group of 6 to 8 terrorists across the Line of Control in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district was foiled on the intervening night of Monday-Tuesday, the Army has said.
There was an exchange of fire between a group of terrorists and Army after soldiers observed suspicious movement of 6 to 8 persons in Furkian Gali along the LoC in Kupwara.
Sources in the Amry said the two groups of infiltrators resorted to indiscriminate firing upon being challenged, but managed to escape taking advantage of the darkness.
Sources added that massive combing operation has been launched in the area and is still in progress.
On April 5, the Army had foiled a major infiltration bid, killing five infiltrators. However, five soldiers were also killed in the face-off in Keran sector.
The soldiers killed in action were identified as Sanjeev Kumar of Himachal Pradesh, Davendar Singh of Utrakhand, Bal Krishan of Himachal Pradesh, Amit Kumar of Utrakhand and Chattarpal Singh of Rajasthan.
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