Three guerrillas killed, army foils Kashmir infiltration bid

Srinagar, June 2 (IANS) Three intruding guerrillas were killed late Saturday evening in north Kashmir Kupwara district, as the army foiled an infiltration bid from across the Line of Control (LoC), an official said.

A defence spokesman told IANS that a group of heavily armed guerrillas was seen trying to sneak into the Kashmir Valley late Saturday evening.

“The intruders were challenged. They fired upon the troops, triggering an encounter. Three intruders have been killed. The infiltration bid has been foiled, though searches are still going on in the area,” the army spokesman said.

It must be recalled that Pakistan troops violated the bilateral ceasefire between the two countries in Nowgam sector of the LoC three times in the past week.

One brigadier and two troopers were injured last week when Pakistan troops resorted to unprovoked firing at Indian positions in Nowgam sector last week.

Although the army said troops retaliated in a calibrated response to the firing from across the border, intelligence agencies maintain that Pakistan troops have been using unprovoked cross-LoC firing as a standard practice to sneak in heavily armed guerrillas into the Indian side of the state.

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