Infiltration Bid Foiled, Three Militants Killed In Kupwara

27 July 2009
The Indian Express

Srinagar: Security forces on Monday foiled an infiltration bid from across the Line of Control (LoC) by killing three heavily armed militants in the frontier district of Kupwara, a defence spokesman said. The militants were killed in a fierce gunbattle near Eagle post in northern Tangdhar sector, 140 kms from here, the spokesman said. He said the Army had laid multiple ambushes in the area after noticing movement of militants attempting to sneak into this side of the border. The militants were trapped and were asked to surrender, following which they opened fire, he said. An encounter ensued in which three militants were killed, he said, adding a huge cache of arms and ammunition were recovered from them. He said the identity and group affiliation of the slain militants were yet to be established. A massive search operation has been launched in the area, he added.