KERAN: Six terrorists were killed on Sunday after an infiltration bid was foiled by security forces in Keran Sector of Kupwara in Jammu and Kashmir. While there were reports initially that three terrorists had been killed, a defence spokesman confirmed that more terrorists have been killed while trying to infiltrate along the Line of Control (LoC).
An infiltration bid has been eliminated along the LoC in Karen Sector (Kupwara district), the defence spokesman said. Troops noticed suspicious movement along the LoC in Keran sector in Kupwara district and challenged the infiltrators, an Army official said.
The combing operation is in progress.
In another incident in Jammu, two Army personnel were critically injured when they accidentally stepped over a landmine near the LoC in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir. The soldiers were undertaking some construction work in Kanari forward post area in Sabzian sector when one of them accidentally stepped over the landmine, causing an explosion.
The injured Army personnel have been admitted to a hospital. Landmines are planted along the LoC to prevent infiltration of terrorists from across the border and sometimes get dislocated due to rains.