Published On: Mon, Aug 7th, 2017

Infiltration bid foiled, five terrorists killed in J&K’s Machil sector

Srinagar: Security forces on Monday foiled a major infiltration bid in Machil sector of Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir and succeeded in killing five terrorists.

The identity and affiliation of the slain terrorists is being determined

According to a senior police official, the security forces noticed suspicious movement along the LoC and on being challenged, the infiltration group of terrorists fired at the security forces and in the ensuing gun battle, five of the terrorists were killed.

“Firing is still on in the area as the group of infiltrating terrorist from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) into Machil sector of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, appears to big,” said the official.

He said that large quantity of arms and ammunition was recovered from the area.

The identity and affiliation of the terrorists is being determined, added the official.

It may be mentioned here that the security forces had foiled an infiltration in the same area on July 23 last.

Meanwhile, the security forces have launched a cordon and search operation in Pinglena village of Pulwama district following specific inputs about presence of some terrorists in the area.

According to unconfirmed reports, one terrorists has been gunned down by the security forces comprising the army, the CRPF and the SOG of the state police.

On the other hand, an alert bank guard on Monday foiled an attempt by three terrorists to snatch his weapon in Badgam district.

The police said that the incident took place in Charar-e-Sharief town and was captured on CCTV cameras.

A manhunt has been launched to nab the culprits and anybody helping in their arrest would be suitably rewarded, said the police official.


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