Soldier, 4 militants killed as Army foils infiltration bid near LoC

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Srinagar, June 16: Four militants and a soldier were killed as Army today foiled an infiltration bid, the second such attempt in three days, in Tangdhar sector near the Line of Control in Kashmir.

"Army foiled an infiltration bid in Tangdhar sector of Kupwara district near the LoC this morning. Two militants were killed in the initial exchange of firing while a soldier was injured," an army official said.

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He said the soldier, who was injured in the ongoing operation, later succumbed to injuries. The official said two more militants were killed in the counter-infiltration operation.

This is second infiltration bid foiled by the security forces along the LoC in Kashmir. On Tuesday, an infiltration bid was foiled in Machhil sector of Kupwara district.

The two-day operation left one militant dead while one soldier laid down his life. Four other jawans were also injured in the operation.


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