Army troops on Monday killed three heavily armed militants along the Line of Control at Nowshera sector in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district.
Sources said that the Army had been conducting combing operation in the area since May 28 following inputs about possible infiltration attempt by militants from across the LoC. During the early hours of Monday, they noticed a group of militants trying to cross over to the Indian side through Arsal nullah, they said.
On being challenged, the militants opened fire. The Army troops retaliated, killing three militants in the exchange of fire, sources said. One US-made M16 rifle with 16 magazines, two AK-47 with 13 magazines, one 9 mm pistol with a magazine, one UBGL and a grenade have been seized from the encounter site, they said.
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