J&K: Three militants killed as Army foils infiltration bid in Nowgam sector

Joshi said that the slain militants were infiltrators who had sneaked into the Valley through Nowgam sector. "Our troops are still engaged in encounter," he added.

Written by Mir Ehsan | Srinagar | Updated: May 27, 2016 2:26 am
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Three militants were killed on Thursday as army foiled an infiltration bid in north Kashmir’s Nowgam sector, the operation is still underway and more troops have been rushed to the area.

An army official said that on Wednesday evening they spotted a group of militants near the LoC at Tootmar Gali in Nowagam sector where the first encounter had begun. The army had reports that five to six militants had sneaked into the Valley through Tootmat Gali in the past few days.

Defence spokesman, Lt Col N N Joshi confirmed that the three militants have been killed in the gunfight. “The operation is still underway at Nowgam forests. The militants were spotted late last night and the encounter began in the morning,” he said.

Joshi said that the slain militants were infiltrators who had sneaked into the Valley through Nowgam sector. “Our troops are still engaged in encounter,” he added.

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