Srinagar, Sep 15 (UNI) Troops foiled yet another infiltration bid when they gunned down two heavily armed militants in Kupwara sector in Jammu and Kashmir early today.
An official spokesman said that troops guarding the border noticed a group of militants sneaking into this side from Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) at Deradoori early this morning under the cover of darkness.
When challenged and asked to surrender, the infiltrators opened fire. The fire was returned and in the ensuring gun battle, two militants were killed.
Two AK rifles and other arms and ammunitions were recovered from the slain militants.
This was the third infiltration bid by the militants in this month and first during the holy month of Ramadan.
Troops guarding LoC, in Baramulla sector killed four infiltrators soon after they crossed to this side from POK on September 10 morning.
Four more infiltrators were gunned down by the troops in a fierce encounter ensued after they (infiltrators) sneaked into this side in Machil sector on September 11.