Srinagar: In an unfortunate incident, two soldiers were martyred and one injured, while they were engaged in a gunfight with the terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district.
The security officials gunned down two terrorists in the encounter.
The Army foiled an infiltration bid in Naugam Sector of Kashmir's Baramula in the intervening night of 29-30 July.
Infiltration in Jammu and Kashmir is on the rise, with nearly 100 terrorists sneaking into the Valley this year from across the Line of Control taking routes, including those chosen by Pakistani raiders in 1947, to move towards south, which has emerged as the epicentre of militancy.
According to inputs received from various sources in the Counter Infiltration Grid (CIG), around 100 militants of the banned Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Muhammad have infiltrated the Valley, using from higher reaches of Gulmarg and Boniyar in Baramulla (north Kashmir) to reach southern parts of the state via Yusmarg, the route taken by the tribal raiders from Pakistan to wrest control of Jammu and Kashmir.