Infiltration bid foiled, militant killed

Srinagar, August 1: During an  infiltration bid near Nowgam sector of Kupwara district Army has claimed to have killed one militant in an ongoing encounter in Nowgam Sector.

Last night as well in the late hours, in Tangdhar Kupwara alert BSF troops foiled a Pakistan backed infiltration bid. There were five militants in total who fired at the BSF Jawans after being challenged. The BSF effectively retaliated with heavy fire at militants who were just 50 metres away from the BSF post.

The militants were forced to run back across the LoC into PoK. In the firing last night, one constable of the BSF Satender Kumar sustained a bullet injury on his left thigh. The injured Jawan was evacuated to Army Field Surgical Centre, Tangdhar and further to 92 Base Hospital, Army BB cantt in Srinagar. The condition of the injured Jawan was reported to be stable.

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