J-K: Soldier, five militants killed during anti-infiltration operation in Kupwara

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 24 September 2018, 05:12 PM
J&K: Soldier martyred, three militants killed in anti-infiltration operation in Kupwara
J&K: Soldier martyred, three militants killed in anti-infiltration operation in Kupwara

The Security forces on Monday gunned down three militants in an anti-infiltration operation along the line of control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara, taking the total count to five. A soldier also lost his life in the operation which was still in the progress. Two militants were neutralised in the same operation on Sunday night.

“Three more terrorists have been killed today as the Army foiled an infiltration attempt along the LoC in Tangdhar sector (in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district),” PTI quoted an Army spokesman as saying. 

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“One gallant soldier has been martyred in the operation,” the spokesman added.

On Sunday, the security forces had launched the anti-infiltration operation after noticing suspicious movement along the border.

The tension has increased on the border after the recent act of barbarism by Pakistani forces. The Pakistan Border Action (BAT) team had beheaded a BSF soldier.

Reacting to the heinous act, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat had issued a stern warning to Pakistan, saying that barbarism meted out by terrorists and the Pakistan Army against Indian soldiers will be avenged.

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 “We need to take stern action to avenge the kind of barbarism that terrorists and the Pakistan Army have been carrying against our soldiers. It is time to give it back to them in the same coin but not by resorting to a similar kind of barbarism. I think the other side must also feel the same pain,” Rawat had told reporters during a press conference in Jaipur.

First Published: Monday, September 24, 2018 04:22 PM
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