Two Militants Killed in Machil Sector: Army

Kupwara, May 3: Army on Wednesday said to have foiled an infiltration bid by neutralizing two militants in Machil sector along Line of Control.

“Based on a specific intelligence input provided by SSP Kupwara of likely infiltration from one of the [militant] launch pads across the Line of Control towards Machhal sector, troops were put on high alert on 01 May”, reads a statement issued by army.

“A well coordinated counter infiltration grid was put in place in this rugged and extremely difficult area. A number of additional ambushes including those of Indian Army and SOG Kupwara were placed along the likely routes of infiltration. The alert troops in ambushes braved continuous bad weather marked by incessant rainfall, poor visibility and significant drop in temperature for two consecutive nights. Early morning on 03 May at around 08.30 AM, [militants] were sighted by the troops having infiltrated onto their own side of the Line of Control. Intense firefight ensued resulting in elimination of two [militants].”

“Bodies of two [militants] have been recovered along with two AK series rifles, magazines and huge quantities of war-like stores. Further extensive search of the area is under progress.”

“Identity of [militants] and affiliated [militant] group is being ascertained”, reads the statement.

“This successful intelligence based operation is yet another example of close synergy between Indian Army, JKP and all agencies. The security forces stand steadfast to defeat the nefarious designs of inimical elements supported by our adversary to disrupt peace and harmony of the area”, concludes the statement.

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