Srinagar: Security forces on Monday foiled an
infiltration bid from across the Line of Control (LoC) by
killing three heavily armed militants in the frontier district
of Kupwara, a defence spokesman said.
The militants were killed in a fierce gunbattle near
Eagle post in northern Tangdhar sector, 140 kms from here,
the spokesman said.
He said the Army had laid multiple ambushes in the area
after noticing movement of militants attempting to sneak into
this side of the border.
The militants were trapped and were asked to surrender,
following which they opened fire, he said.
An encounter ensued in which three militants were killed,
he said, adding a huge cache of arms and ammunition were
recovered from them.
He said the identity and group affiliation of the slain
militants were yet to be established.
A massive search operation has been launched in the area,