At least four infiltrators, believed to be Pakistani, were killed by Indian Army personnel in Keran area of Jammu Kashmir’s Kupwara district. A search operation is underway to determine if there are any more infiltrators in the area.
A defence spokesman said that a group of militants tried to infiltrate from across the Line of Control (LoC) in Keran sector but troops foiled their bid. Security forces are have been put on high alert to thwart any incident of violence in the Valley.
The infiltration bid comes a day after Kashmir saw violence during a by-poll to the Lok Sabha seat of Srinagar. At least eight people were killed and several injured. The violence had a serious impact on the voter turnout with barely seven per cent turning up to cast their vote. This is the lowest in thirty years.
The incidents of violence included stone throwing and setting ablaze of polling booths. In fact, this morning, a school was also set ablaze by unidentified persons. The school is located in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir. Meanwhile, separatists have called for a strike for two days beginning Monday.