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Army foils infiltration bid in North Kashmir, 2 militants gunned down

17 September 2017, 06:12 | Opal Carroll

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Jammu and Kashmir Two suspected militants killed after Army foils infiltration attempt in Kupwara

Army on Saturday said that two militants were killed as it foiled an infiltration bid in north Kashmir. Two AK-47 rifles and war-like stores were recovered from them, the army spokesperson said.

Earlier in the day, Pakistan for the second time in the past 24 hours violated the ceasefire in Arnia sector of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K).

IANS reported that the Pakistan forces also resorted to shelling and firing using mortars, automatics and small arms.

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They said troops guarding the LoC noticed a group of militants sneaking into this side from across the Line of Control in Machil sector under the cover of darkness. Every year, these sectors witness occasional heavy gunfights between infiltrating militants and troops. On July 23, another infiltration attempt was foiled by the Army in the very same area.

"A major infiltration bid was foiled in the Machhil sector by alert troops", a defence spokesman had said in Srinagar. Sources said the operation was on.

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