Three militants were gunned down when the Army foiled yet another infiltration bid in Machil sector of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, an official said on Wednesday.
According to reports, operations by 56 Rashtriya Rifles are still underway to flush out terrorists.
Security forces have recovered map sheets and other war like stores, three AK-47, one pistol and three GPS from the death intruders.
The incident took place late last night when troops guarding the Line of Control (LoC) noticed a group of militants trying to infiltrate into the valley from across the border in Machil sector under the cover of darkness, the Army official said.
Troops engaged the heavily-armed militants who tried to escape taking advantage of the thick forest cover. Three militants, who are still to be unidentified, were killed.
Search operations to track down other members of the group were going on, the official said.
This is the third infiltration bid foiled by the Army in north Kashmir in the past fortnight.
On May 26, two Pakistani Border Action Team (BAT) members who tried to infiltrate into Uri sector to carry out an attack on the soldiers were killed.
Six more militants were killed in the same sector next day when they attempted to sneak into the valley from across the border.