One militant killed in Jammu and Kashmir's Machil sector as army foils infiltration bid

A militant was killed on Sunday after the army foiled an infiltration bid along the Line of Control (LoC) in Machil sector in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

Troops guarding the LoC noticed suspicious movement along the LoC and immediately challenged the intruders. In the ensuing firefight, one militant was killed.

Representational image. PTI

Representational image. PTI

"An infiltration bid was foiled in Machil sector today. One terrorist has been killed,” a defence spokesman said on Sunday. He added that the operation was in progress.

Frequent incidents of exchange of fire have been reported along the LoC consistently over the past months. On Friday, an army jawan was killed in a ceasefire violation by the Pakistan Army which opened fire on Indian posts along the LoC in Rajouri district, after a day's lull.

In June, the Indian Army foiled another infiltration bid in the same Machil sector when two militants were gunned down after sundown in north Kashmir. Troops engaged the heavily-armed militants and killed two of them, after which search operations were on to track down other members.

In 2017, the Indian Army has foiled a total of 22 infiltration bids along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir, and 38 armed intruders have been eliminated in such operations, according to The Times Of India.

With inputs from agencies

Updated Date: Jul 23, 2017 12:37 PM

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