Army kills 3 militants, foils infiltration bid along LoC

RSTV Bureau
Srinagar: Security personnel patrolling on a deserted street during curfew in Srinagar, August 16, 2016. Photo - PTI

Srinagar: Security personnel patrolling on a deserted street during curfew in Srinagar, August 16, 2016.
Photo – PTI

Army today foiled an infiltration bid along the Line of Control in Tangdhar sector of Kashmir, killing three militants who were involved in an attack on a BSF post in the area two days ago.

“Army foiled an infiltration bid in Tangdhar sector of Kupwara district. Three terrorists have been killed in the operation,” an army official said.

He said the slain militants were involved in the attack on a BSF post in Tangdhar sector on August 19 in which three jawans of the force were injured.

“Three weapons and other war-like stores have been recovered from the scene of the gunbattle,” the official said adding the combing operation was still in progress.

The entire area has been cordoned off.

In June, the Army foiled an infiltration bid by killing two militants in Tangdhar sector near the Line of Control.

It was the second such infiltration bid foiled by the security forces along the LoC in Kashmir in three days.

(With inputs from PTI)