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Two militants killed after Army foils infiltration bid near LoC



Two militants were on Thursday killed in a gun battle after the Army scuttled a major infiltration attempt from across the border in Naugam sector of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

The troops guarding the Line of Control (LoC) intercepted a group of five to six militants, who were trying to sneak cross the border, near Toot Mari Gali in Naugam sector early this morning, an Army official said.

He said the troops of 35 Rashtriya Rifles challenged the infiltrating militants who opened fire, triggering a gun battle between the two sides.

“Two militants have been killed so far and their bodies are lying near the encounter spot,” the official said, adding the operation is still on.

Defence sources said additional reinforcements have joined the operation to neutralise the remaining militants.

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