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Infiltration bid foiled on LoC, two militants killed

Officer said troops detected a group of militants trying to infiltrate into Indian territory in the Lachipora area

Published: 25th June 2016 10:47 PM  |   Last Updated: 25th June 2016 10:48 PM   |  A+A-

SRINAGAR: Army troops on Saturday gunned down two militants as it foiled an infiltration bid on the Line of Control (LoC) Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district, an official said.

A senior police officer said troops detected a group of militants trying to infiltrate into Indian territory in the Lachipora area in Uri sector of Baramulla.

"The group of militants was intercepted. The militants opened fire at the troops setting off a gunfight. Two militants have been killed so far," the officer told IANS.

He said the gunfight was still on in the area.

In the adjoining Kupwara district, the army gunned down seven militants in three separate gun battles in the past two days.



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