Army on Sunday said that an infiltration bid was foiled in Keran sector of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district by killing a militant.
An army official said that a joint team of army’s 4/4 GR and 103 bn BSF posted near Ustad Post adjacent to Manjeet Post in Keran sector along the Line of Control (LoC) noticed some suspicious movement near the fence today in the afternoon.
“The army fired some shots which were retaliated by the infiltrators. The militants fired indiscriminately and in the gunfight that ensued, an infiltrator was killed so far,” he said.
The official said that the body of the slain has been recovered along with an AK-47 and four magazines from the gunfight spot. “We are ascertaining his identity and outfit affiliation,” the official said.
A senior police officer also confirmed the killing of the insurgent.
When reports last came in, the operation was going on in the area.
Meanwhile, official sources said that additional reinforcement was rushed to the area and a massive search operation with the help of sniffer dogs was launched to trace out the other members of the group.