Foiling yet another infiltration bid by terrorists from across the Line of Control (LoC), the security forces on Sunday gunned down a militant in Machil sector of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.
Search and combing operation is currently underway.
Troops guarding the LoC noticed suspicious movement along the LoC and immediately challenged the intruders.
In the ensuing firefight, one militant was killed. "An infiltration bid was foiled in Machil sector on Sunday.
One terrorist has been killed, a Defence spokesman said here. He said the operation is in progress.
Further details are awaited.
The incident comes after an infiltration attempt was foiled by the Army in the very same area on July 19. This year, the Army has foiled a total of 22 infiltration bids along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir, and 38 armed intruders have been eliminated in such operations.