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Four militants, solider killed near LoC in Kashmir


This is the second major infiltration attempts in the Kupwara region in the last three days.

Four militants and a solider have been killed as the Army foiled a major infiltration bid in north Kashmir's Kupwara, the second in the last three days.

According to police sources, a batch of militants were spotted by the Army in Tangdhar sector, more than 100 km away from Srinagar, on Thursday morning. The group was challenged by the Army, triggering fierce gun battle. The area is close to the Line of Control (LoC).

Preliminary reports suggest four militants and a soldier died in the encounter, said police sources. The Army is yet to officially confirm any casualty. The operation is on in the area.

>On Tuesday, an infiltration bid was foiled in Kupwara's Machil area, in which a militant and a soldier died.

Earlier reports said >two militants had been killed .

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