Srinagar, Jun 6: Two militants were killed as Army today foiled an infiltration bid along the Line of Control in Kupwara district in third such incident in a fortnight.
"Alert troops noticed suspicious movement near the Line of Control in Tootmaar Gali area of Kupwara district during the wee hours today.
As soon as the infiltrators crossed to this side of the LoC, they were challenged, triggering off a gunbattle," an army official said. He said two militants have been killed so far and the operation was in progress. This is third infiltration bid foiled by the army in two weeks.
Three soldiers and a militant were killed in a failed infiltration bid on May 25 in Tangdhar sector while four militants and a civilian were killed in another bid in the same area earlier this week.