One militant was killed as the Army foiled an infiltration bid along the Line of Control in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday.

Troops patrolling the LoC in Macchil sector of Kupwara noticed some suspicious movement in the wee hours on Monday, defence sources said.

They said the forces challenged the militants, who opened fire on the Army’s positions.

In retaliatory firing, one militant was killed and some arms and ammunition were recovered from the spot, the sources said, adding that the operation was still in progress.

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