Tribune News Service
Srinagar, November 9. Four militants were killed in the Keran sector of Kupwara district in north Kashmir as troops foiled an infiltration bid near the Line of Control.
The Army said the militants were killed in an encounter after they were intercepted by troops at Hanuman post last night.
The search operation in the forest area was still on.
“Terrorists were trying to sneak into the Indian side at 1.30 am with huge quantity of arms. They were challenged and in the ensuing gun battle, four terrorists were killed. Troops have seized five AK-47 rifles and some ammunition from encounter the site,” Army spokesman Lt Colonel J S Brar said.
Sources said that identity of the militants could not established as their bodies were yet to be retrieved from the forests.
Army sources said before the onset of winter when the passes get closed due to heavy snowfall, militants would try to infiltrate into the Valley from traditional routes.
“This is a desperate attempt to ensure maximum infiltration before the winter sets in,” Brar said.
Army sources said before the onset of winter when the passes get closed due to snow, militants would try to infiltrate into the Valley from traditional routes.