The Army on Monday foiled a major infiltration attempt on the Line of Control in Uri Sector of north Kashmir and killed nine militants.

“On Sunday evening, our alert troops deployed on the Line of Control in the Uri Sector, saw a group of six heavily armed terrorists trying to cross over,” PRO (Defence) Lt. Col. J.S. Brar said, adding “on being challenged, a firefight followed. It went on through the night and was still continuing [Monday]. Nine terrorists with arms have been gunned down so far.” “The operation was conducted in a high altitude, thickly forested area. It is a clinical operation with no damage to the involved troops till now.”

A large quantity of arms and ammunition was recovered from the slain militants. Their identity was being ascertained.