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Srinagar: Four militants were killed on Tuesday and another apprehended by security forces during an encounter in Naugam sector near the LoC in Kupwara district of Kashmir, an Army official said.

"Four terrorists have been killed while one has been apprehended alive during an operation in Naugam sector," the official said. He said all the militants were foreign nationals.

The operation was in progress when reports were last received from the encounter site.

The official said as the operation was still going on, it would be premature to say whether it was an infiltration bid or not.

"We have got one of them alive and expect some vital information from him," he added.

Lieutenant General DS Hooda on Tuesday said that there have been more infiltration attempts as compared to the previous year, but said the Army much more prepared to prevent any Kargil-like situation.

The arrest of a terrorist in Kupawara is a "big success" for security forces as it brings in open the game plan of Pakistan, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday said.

"Catching a terrorist alive is a big success as it brings in open the game plan of Pakistan. The arrest of terrorist in Kupwara is a big achievement of security forces," he said.

First Published On : Jul 26, 2016 12:34 IST

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