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Kashmir encounter: Two BSF personnel, suspected militant killed in Macchil sector near LoC

Security forces launched an operation in Macchil sector in north Kashmir's Kupwara district following information about presence of militants in the area

Written by Mir Ehsan | Srinagar |
Updated: August 8, 2016 12:45:28 pm
kashmir, encounter, kashmir encounter, kashmir attack, bsf kashmir encounter, Kupwara, Kupwara encounter, J&K news, india news, latest news Security forces launched an operation in Macchil sector in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district following information about presence of militants in the area. (source: PTI file photo)

Two Border Security Forces (BSF) jawans and a militant were killed on the Line of Control (LoC) in North Kashmir’s Kupwara sector. Apart from the Army, the Border Security Forces are also deployed on the LoC in Kashmir as second line of defence.

Army spokesman said that in the firefight on the LoC, two BSF jawans and a militant were killed. “In a firefight terrorists & SF (BSF/Army) in Machhil ahead of LC Fence. One terrorist killed; Two BSF soldiers martyred,’’ said Army’s Northern Command in a tweet. The operation is still underway.

It is not clear whether it was an infiltration attempt or militants were intercepted by the troops. Sources, however, said that it is likely to be an infiltration attempt that has been foiled, as the BSF is deployed on the LoC after the Army’s first line of defense.

On Saturday, Army had foiled an infiltration attempt in the same district and killed two infiltrators in the Nowgam sector of Kupwara.

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