Two infiltrators killed in Kupwara


Army Saturday said troops foiled an infiltration bid along the Line of Control (LoC) in Machil sector of north Kashmir's Kupwara district by killing two militants.

"A major infiltration bid was foiled in the Machhil sector by alert troops", a defence spokesman had said in Srinagar. On July 23, another infiltration attempt was foiled by the Army in the very same area.

He said troops noticed suspicious movement along the LoC and challenged the intruders, leading to a gunfight in which the two terrorists were killed.

"The weapons and war-like stores were recovered from their possession", he said.

Sources said that eight infiltrators have been killed in the Macchil sector during past one and a half month.

Superintendent of Police Kupwara, Shamsher Hussain, confirmed that police had received bodies of two non-local militants from the army.

The autumn months are crucial for infiltration and exit of militants before the mountain passes are blocked due to snowfall in winter.