Six militants were killed on Sunday while infiltrating into Kashmir through Keran sector near the Line of Control in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.
Security forces noticed suspicious movement along the Line of Control and challenged the infiltrators, an official said, adding that the militants were killed in the ensuing gunfight.
According to official sources, Pakistan is sending terrorist from Dudhnial and Jura launching pad in PoK. The infiltration bid was foiled by Indian Army’s Gujardur and Ustad battalion.
The terrorists were trained in Alpha 3 camp in Athmuqam area by 28 Baluch of Pakistan Army, the sources added.
After the infiltration attempt, the army has increased vigil in Macchal, Keran, Tangdhar, Naugam and Rampur area after specific input of BAT action by SSG.
The infiltration bid mimics the terrorists’ similar efforts last week. On June 3, security forces had gunned down a terrorist while he was trying to cross the Line of Control between India and Pakistan in Kupwara’s Keran sector. One AK-47 and four magazines were recovered from the terrorist.
A joint team of Army and BSF guarding the border noticed a group of terrorists attempting to infiltrate in Keran sector, official sources said.
“When challenged and asked to surrender, they opened fire. The fire was returned and in the ensuing gun battle, one infiltrator was killed,” they said.
Additional security forces were also rushed to the site and the area was sealed to thwart any further attempts.
This is the fourth infiltration bid in the last month. On June 6, security forces killed three suspected militants who were attempting to cross the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir’s Machhil sector. At least five militants were killed on May 26, after the forces foiled an infiltration bid in Tangdhar sector in Kupwara district. On May 18, three militants were killed near the Line of Control in Handwara forest.