Two militants killed as Army foils infiltration bid in Machil Kupwara

SRINAGAR (KIMS) — Two militants were killed as Army foiled infiltration bid in Machil sector in North Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Wednesday morning.

Army in a statement said, Based on a specific intelligence input provided by SSP Kupwara of likely infiltration from one of the militant launch pads across the Line of Control towards Machhal sector, troops were put on high alert on 01 May.

The statement said, A well coordinated counter infiltration grid was put in place in this rugged and extremely difficult area. A number of additional ambushes including those of Indian Army and SOG Kupwara were placed along the likely routes of infiltration. The alert troops in ambushes braved continuous bad weather marked by incessant rainfall, poor visibility and significant drop in temperature for two consecutive nights.

Early morning on 03 May at around 08.30 AM, militants were sited by the troops having infiltrated onto own side of the Line of Control, the statement said adding that the intense fire fight ensued resulting in elimination of two militants whose identity and affiliation is being ascertained.

The bodies of two militants have been recovered and arms and ammunition including 02 AK 47 Rifles, 06 AK 47 Magazines, 159 AK 47 Rounds, 02 Hand Grenades, Eatables and Cigarettes with Pakistani marking and Pak Currency Rs 660/- were recovered from their possession, the statement said. — (KIMS)