Two militants, two soldiers killed as Army foils infiltration in Kashmir

Srinagar: The Army on Saturday foiled an infiltration bid along the Line of Control in Naugam sector of Kashmir’s Kupwara district by killing two militants in an operation that also left two soldiers dead.


Troops noticed suspicious movement along the LoC in Naugam sector during the intervening night and challenged the intruders, who opened fire, an Army official said.


The soldiers returned the fire, leading to the gun battle in which two militants were killed, the official said.


One soldier was injured in the operation, which was going on till last reports came in.


“Two AK rifles, one Under Barrel Grenade Launcher and other war-like stores were recovered from the scene of the gun battle,” the official said.


This is the second major infiltration bid by the Army in Naugam sector this week.Four militants were killed and one was apprehended alive during the infiltration bid on July 26.