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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  1. R
    Rock G
    May 28, 2016 at 1:51 am
    Bravest army in the world
    1. R
      May 27, 2016 at 5:09 am
      TMG-Tootmar Gali had seen some infiltrations in the past too. This has been in use in the nineties also. It is a difficult route and infiltrators see better chances here of getting through. Units deplo there must take extra care to cover this by round the clock surveillance. Troops to counter the infiltration should be within striking distance and react swiftly.
      1. S
        s b
        May 26, 2016 at 2:01 pm
        No arrests, but finish them off once and for all. Each and every terorrist that enters India, should know by now that it is one way traffic. Others, make your wills and come to terorrise. lt;br/gt;Only death awaits such terorrists and anti-nationals. Good job, police and army. Keep it up.
        1. I
          May 26, 2016 at 11:00 am
          Good job. Don't worry about local trouble makers who are agents of terrorists . The w country is behind the security forces. Act with all the might . Make sure that no terrorist remains alive in such encounters. Otherwise sooner or later they will be set free in absence of clinching evidence. Anyone entering India , especially with weapons must be eliminated immediately.