Army foils infiltration bid on LoC, 3 soldiers among 7 killed

India's army says a two-day fight has left four insurgents and three Indian soldiers dead close to a cease-fire line dividing troubled Kashmir between longtime rivals India and Pakistan. "Four weapons and other war like stores have been recovered", said Colonel Rajesh Kalia, Defence spokesman at Srinagar.

"A total of four terrorists have been killed in the operation".

“Two more terrorists were killed today while another soldier attained martyrdom, ” an Army official said.

The operation had begun on Saturday after militants tried to infiltrate from across the LOC.

The operation was stopped last night due to darkness to avoid any casualty, they said, adding that however, the entire forest area remained cordoned off throughout the night.

"In an operation to foil infiltration, two jawans made the supreme sacrifice in Naugam, Kupwara".

The death toll in the foiled infiltration bid in the Naugam sector has climbed to seven after two more terrorists were gunned down by the Army in the 30-hour-long encounter.

Talking to reporters in Srinagar after the visit, Jaitley had said, "Our soldiers are fully confident that they would not allow any form of infiltration to take places in their areas from across the LoC".

  • Delores Daniels