Infiltration bid foiled in Machil sector, 1 killed

Army on Saturday claimed to have foiled an infiltration bid by killing an unidentified militant at Machil sector in North Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

Official sources told that a group of 6-7 infiltrators who tried to sneak into this side today wee hours near Sardari Nar along Line of Control (LoC). The group of infiltrators later intercepted by the army’s 56 RR and 69 BSF near Jalandar Post in the dense forest area.

The group of infiltrators after being challenged opened indiscriminate fire with sophisticated weapons upon the forces, the fire was retaliated by the army ensuing a fierce gunfight, they said.

During the gunfight an unidentified militant has been killed, they said.

Meanwhile, a senior army official while confirming the incident said that army’s alert troops foiled an infiltration bid along the LoC in the sector. “An infiltrator has been killed during the gunfight”.

So far we have recovered one body along with one AK 47 and other war like stores from the site, the official said, adding that the search operation is still going on in the area.