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Militant shot dead, infiltration bid foiled in Kupwara

File photo of Army jawans in Kupwara district of north Kashmir.

File photo of Army jawans in Kupwara district of north Kashmir.   | Photo Credit: The Hindu

One terrorist was killed as the Army foiled “a major infiltration bid” along the Line of Control (LoC) in north Kashmir’s Kupwara on Thursday.

A Srinagar-based Army spokesman said suspicious movement of unidentified persons was detected across the LoC at the Keran sector in Kupwara.

“Terrorists trying to infiltrate were intercepted by our troops. A contact was established and the infiltration bid was foiled. One terrorist was killed and one AK-47 rifle was recovered,” the spokesman said.

Army sources said at least three intruders were attempting to infiltrate near the LoC.

Earlier in the day, a soldier was injured in an anti-personnel landmine explosion on the LoC in the Nowshera sector of Rajouri district.

A low intensity anti-personnel landmine went off in the Kalal forward area of the Nowshera sector on Wednesday evening, an official said.

Tested for COVID-19

An infiltrator, identified as Abdul Rehman, a resident of Nakyal in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, has been tested for COVID-19.

Rehman was arrested in Burthi village of the Balakote sector in the Mendhar sub-division of Poonch on Wednesday. He is being questioned.

“The test results are awaited,” said Block Medical Officer, Mendhar, Dr. Parviaz Ahmed Khan.

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