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Infiltration bid foiled, 2 militants killed close to Kashmir LoC


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Srinagar: Two unidentified militants were killed and another was injured as security forces foiled a major infiltration bid in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, officials said.

The infiltrators were killed in an encounter that erupted in a forward area close to the Line of Control (LoC) at Hathlanga Uri.

Officials said the bid was foiled by forces when they noticed suspicious movement near the LoC during the intervening nights of Friday and Saturday.

“The infiltrators were challenged, and in the gunfight that followed, two terrorists were killed and another got injured,” officials said.

They didn’t, however, divulge if the injured terrorist had been arrested or managed to flee to Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

The infiltration bid was foiled at a time when a massive anti-militancy operation is underway in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district to neutralise two to three Laskar-e-Taiba militants, who were behind the killing of two Army officers and a Deputy Superintendent of Police. The operation at Garol in the Kokarnag forest area, now in its fourth day, resumed on Saturday.

On late Friday, Additional Director General of Police, Kashmir, Vijay Kumar, said, “all two-three trapped terrorists will be neutralised.”

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