November 8, 2020

3 soldiers, BSF man, three militants killed in Kupwara’s Machil sector

Srinagar/Nov,8: Three Army soldiers, a BSF jawan and three militants were on Sunday killed in a cross infiltration incident along the Line of Control in Kupwara’s Machil sector.

A defence spokesperson said here on Sunday that a militant was killed as the Army foiled an infiltration bid along the LoC in Machil Sector. He said militants trying to infiltrate were intercepted by a patrol party of the Army and contact with them was established.

“Suspicious movement of unidentified persons detected by own patrolling party near LC fence at Machil Sector (in Kupwara district of north Kashmir) on night 7-8 November at 0100 hours,” defence spokesman Col Rajesh Kalia said. In the exchange of firing, one militant was killed, Col Kalia said. An AK rifle and two bags were recovered from the site, the official said, adding that a search operation was underway

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