Srinagar: At least five guerrillas were killed when they tried to sneak into the Indian side of the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, an official said on Saturday. A soldier too was killed in the gunbattle.
The incident took place in the Uri sector of the Baramulla district when Indian troops "noticed suspicious movement on our side of the LoC yesterday (Friday)".
"After being challenged, a group of heavily armed terrorists fired at the troops, triggering a gunfight in which one terrorist was killed yesterday (Friday) and a soldier sustained minor injuries," a senior army official told IANS.
"Late last evening, four more terrorists were killed, while we also lost one of our soldiers," the official said.
The militants were engaged in an infiltration bid, the official added.
The official said recovering the bodies of the guerrillas would take time because of the difficult terrain.
Some of the guerrillas might have fled back after their infiltration attempt was foiled, the official added.
: At least five infiltrating guerrillas and a soldier were killed overnight near the Line of Control (LoC) in Uri sector of Baramulla district where the Indian Army said it foiled a major infiltration bid.
"Alert troops noticed suspicious movement on our side of the LoC yesterday (Friday). Upon being challenged, a group of heavily armed terrorists started firing at the troops triggering an encounter in which one terrorist was killed yesterday and a soldier sustained a minor injury.
"Late last evening, four more terrorists were killed while we also lost one of our boys.
"It appears the group managed to sneak into our side of the LoC, but they were engaged in time to foil the infiltration bid", a senior army officer told IANS.
The officer said due to difficult terrain, the recovery of the slain guerrillas` bodies was taking time.
The officer also said some of the guerrillas in the intruding group might have fled back after their infiltration attempt was foiled by the army.