Infiltration bid foiled, four militants and a soldier killed

Srinagar: Four militants and a soldier were killed as Army foiled an infiltration bid on Wednesday, the second such attempt in three days, in Tangdhar sector near the Line of Control in Kashmir.

Representational image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

"Army foiled an infiltration bid in Tangdhar sector of Kupwara district near the LoC Thursday morning. Two militants were killed in the initial exchange of firing while a soldier was injured," an army official said.

He said the soldier, who was injured in the ongoing operation, later succumbed to injuries.

The official said two more militants were killed in the counter-infiltration operation.

On Tuesday, an infiltration bid was foiled in Machhil sector of Kupwara district.

The two-day operation left one militant dead while one soldier laid down his life.

Four other jawans were also injured in the operation.

Updated Date: Jun 16, 2016 14:24 PM

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