Day after Amarnath Yatra attack, army foils infiltration bid in Kashmir's Budgam; three militants killed

Three militants were killed in an overnight encounter by security forces in Budgam district of Kashmir, Jammu and Kashmir Police said on Wednesday. The dead bodies of the terrorists, along with their weapons have been recovered by security personnel, media reports said.

Representational image. AP

Representational image. AP

The police said that an encounter broke out on Tuesday evening between security forces and militants in central Kashmir’s Budgam district.

Security forces had launched a cordon and search operation in Redbug area of Budgam on Tuesday evening after receiving specific intelligence inputs about the presence of militants in the area, a police official said.

The army had, on Monday, foiled an infiltration bid along the Line of Control (LoC) in Naugam sector of north Kashmir, killing two militants.

"Suspicious movement was noticed along the LoC in Naugam sector last night and the terrorists were tracked till dawn, when they were challenged by troops," an army official said.

The encounter comes only a day after a deadly attack on the Amarnath Yatra pilgrims killed seven people, mostly women, and injured 19 others. The mastermind behind the attack, Abu Ismail is said to be a Pakistani national, who had crossed over to the Indian side two years ago and is now dubbed to be one of the top ranking militants of Lashkar-e-Taiba.

With inputs from agencies

Updated Date: Jul 12, 2017 09:31 AM

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