Six infiltrators were killed on the LoC in Machil and Keran sectors in Kupwara after the Army foiled two infiltration attempts in the past 24 hours.
The Army said that patrol parties noticed some movement in Machil and heavily armed militants opened fire on the troops when they were asked to stop. We have killed four infiltrators close to the LoC in Machil. There is a possibility that the militant casuality will go up. The Army has sealed all the escape routes, a defence spokesman said.
On Monday,the Army foiled a similar infiltration bid in Keran when three infiltrators tried to sneak into the Valley through the Shalabato post. Two infiltrators were killed after a gunfight.