The alert Indian Army on Wednesday foiled yet another infiltration bid along the Line of Control (LoC) in Macchil sector of Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district and gunned down three militants.
Army personnel patrolling in the area noticed suspicious movement along the LoC in Macchil sector and challenged the infiltrators, PTI quoted an Army official as saying.
However, the infiltrators opened fire, prompting the troops to retaliate. Three militants were killed in the ensuing gun battle. Following the infiltration attempt, the armed forces have launched a search operation in the area.
The infiltration bid came amid the intelligence reports of terrorist organisations planning an attack on the annual Amarnath Yatra 2018.
The intelligence agencies have received inputs that Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) leadership in Shopian was planning to attack security forces deployed in the security of the pilgrims of Amarnath Yatra.