A militant was killed as the Army thwarted yet another infiltration bid along the Line of Control (LoC) in Gurez sector of Bandipora district in north Kashmir today. With the latest operation, the number of militants killed in encounters along the LoC in north Kashmir in the past four days has gone up to 14 while an Army jawan also lost his life
An Army official said the troops guarding the LoC observed movement of ultras trying to sneak into the valley from across the border and challenged them.
During the exchange of fire, a militant was killed, the official said.
A defence spokesman on Thursday said multiple attempts made by Pakistan army to push armed infiltrators across the LoC were foiled by the troops at Machhil and Naugam sectors in Kupwara district, Gurez in Bandipora district and Uri in Baramulla, resulting in the killing of seven militants.
All the four infiltration bids were aided by the Pakistani forces who provided active support, including cover fire using heavy calibre artillery, the Army's Northern Command had said in a statement.
With the killing of six militants in Uri sector yesterday and one in Gurez today, the Army has foiled eight infiltration attempts in less than a fortnight in north Kashmir.
Three of the attempts were scuttled in Uri sector alone.
On May 26, the Army killed two Pakistani Border Action Team (BAT) members who tried to infiltrate into Uri sector in Baramulla district to carry out an attack on the soldiers.
Six more militants were killed in the same sector the next day when they attempted to sneak into the valley from across the border.
This year, Army foiled 24 infiltration attempts killing 41 armed intruders along the LoC.
Civilian injured in militant attack in Anantnag
A civilian was injured on Saturday in a militant attack on security forces on the Srinagar-Jammu national highway.
A civilian moving in his car was injured when militants fired at two vehicles of security forces plying on the national highway in Vesu area of Anantnag district, a police official said.
"The injured civilian has been shifted to hospital and his condition is stable," the official said.
Militants had ambushed an army convoy on the Srinagar-Jammu national highway in Lower Munda area earlier in the month killing two personnel.