Ashraf Khan | Agence India Press | August 5, 2009
Srinagar: Indian security forces Tuesday foiled a major infiltration bid near the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district from across the Pakistan side of Kashmir, while more than seven infiltrators were killed in different anti-insurgency operations across Jammu and Kashmir, reports say.
A group of militants tried to enter Indian Kashmir from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), and were intercepted by members of the elite Rajasthan Rifles at the Chhamb Kinari forward post in Pathri Gali area of Mandi in Poonch district. In the ensuing encounter, an intruding militant was reportedly killed.
In the second face-off, the army killed two of a group of heavily-armed militants from across the Pakistan border that sneaked into the Tangdhar area of Kupwara district in the wee hours.
Also, the Indian Army last evening shot dead two infiltrators from across Pakistan in the Keran sector, also in Kupwara district.
Further, two more militants were killed Wednesday morning in an ongoing gunbattle between ultras from Pakistan and security forces at Furkhan near Trehgam.
In the fifth incident, a top Hizbul Mujahideen militant was killed Wednesday by security forces during an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Doda district, reports say.
A joint cordon-and-search operation was launched by the army and the Jammu and Kashmir police in the Behota-Marmat area of the district, about 170 kilometers from capital Jammu. In that, a self-styled section commander of Hizbul Mujahideen, identified as Noor Mohammed alias Mansoor, was killed. An AK assault rifle and three magazines were recovered from him.
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