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Army foils infiltration bid along LoC in J&K's Macchil sector, three militants killed

Three militants were killed in the ensuing gunfight, an officer said, adding search operations were on in the area.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, Srinagar [ Updated: June 06, 2018 9:57 IST ]
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Army foils infiltration bid along LoC in J&K's Macchil sector, three militants killed

The Army on Wednesday foiled an infiltration bid along the Line of Control (LoC) in Macchil sector of Jammu and Kashmir, killing three militants.     

  
Troops noticed suspicious movement along the LoC in Macchil sector in Kupwara district and challenged the infiltrators, an Army official said. Three militants were killed in the ensuing gunfight, he said, adding search operations were on in the area.

The reports of inflitartion attempt comes in the backdrop of fresh intel reports on threat to Amarnath Yatra. 

Just a few days before the annual Amarnath Yatra 2018, intelligence agencies have received inputs about terror organisations planning an attack on the pilgrimage. Inputs received by intelliegence authorities revealed that Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) leadership in Shopian has decided to target security forces who are going to be engaged for the Yatra. 

Threat to security forces installations in Hiranagar/Kathua or inJammu is also envisaged. It is further indicated that there is a possibility of IED attack on security forces in these areas in near future.

Also read | J&K: Hizbul Mujahideen planning attack on Amarnath Yatra, intelligence report reveals

With inputs from PTI

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