Major infiltration bid foiled, three militants killed in Kupwara

SRINAGAR: Alert troops on Saturday foiled a major infiltration bid from Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) when they gunned down three heavily armed militants in Tangdhar sector, where Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked firing early in the morning.

Official sources said that troops guarding the Line of Control (LoC) noticed a group of militants sneaking into this side in Tangdhar sector in the frontier district of Kupwara. When challenged and asked to surrender, militants opened fire, they said adding troops also retaliated and in the ensuing encounter three militants, believed to be foreigners, were killed.

A police spokesman confirming the infiltration bid in a tweet late tonight said “In #Tangdhar sector near LoC three terrorists killed, search continues. Further details to follow. (AGENCIES)