Army foils infiltration bid by militants in Kupwara, Kashmir

The Indian Army on Wednesday foiled an infiltration bid by militants from across the Line of Control (LoC) in Tangdhar sector of Kupwara district in Jammu and Kashmir.

"An infiltration bid was foiled by Army in Tangdhar sector," an Army official said. Defence Ministry spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia told IANS that the incident took place at Tangdhar sector.

"A group of heavily armed terrorists was challenged by the troops, forcing them to withdraw back into Pakistan," the officer said.

He said a search operation had been launched to ensure that no terrorist managed to sneak into Jammu and Kashmir.

With inputs from IANS and PTI

Updated Date: Oct 12, 2016 14:42:23 IST