Infiltration bid foiled in Kupwara, intruder killed

Excelsior Correspondent
Srinagar, Mar 24: Army today foiled an infiltration bid along the Line of Control (LoC) in Tanghdar sector of Kupwara killing an infiltrator.
The troops deployed along the LoC noticed suspicious movement at Jabdi in the Karnah area this morning. The security forces challenged the intruders and, in the ensuing gunfight, one infiltrator was killed.
One AK rifle and some ammunition were recovered from the scene.
A Defence spokesman said that based on credible inputs received from intelligence agencies, regarding likely infiltration of militants, several ambushes were laid in Tangdhar sector last night.
“At about 0400 hours, suspicious movement was detected and contact was established by the ambush party as part of joint operation. Resultantly, one infiltrator was neutralised at around 800 metres on own side of Line of Control,” the spokesman added.
He said that the detailed search of the area was carried out at first light, which led to the recovery of one body of a militant with an AK series rifle.
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“In addition, a bag was also recovered with varied war like stores, taking total recovery to 3 AK rifles and six magazines. Apart from this, more than 200 rounds of AK rifles rounds, 3 pistols along with 3 magazines, 2 Chinese type grenades and miscellanies items like medicines, food items etc were recovered,” he said.
The spokesman said that Indian Army remains vigilant at the LoC, making all efforts to remain steadfast in its task to not allow adversary in inserting militants to disturb peace and stability in Kashmir.