Militant Killed by Army as Infiltration Bid Foiled in Kupwara: Police

Srinagar, October 31: A militant was killed after forces foiled an infiltration bid in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Monday, while arms and ammunition were also recovered from the area.

A top official said that based on specific inputs, a joint search operation was launched in Jumagund area of Kupwara, where a non-local militant was seeing trying to infiltrate.

Following searches, the militant was challenged by the forces leading to a brief exchange of gunfire from both the sides, however, retaliatory firing lead to the killing of the militant, official said.

A search operation was also launched following the killing of a militant, resulting in the recovery of one AK series rifle and other arms and ammunition, official added.

Notably, this was the second failed infiltration bid in Kupwara this month. Earlier on 26 Oct, 2022 a Pakistan based militant was killed in the Keran sector and a PaK national card and Pakistani currency were recovered from the slain militant.  On 25 September, another bid was foiled at Machil sector in Kupwara in which two militants were killed.

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