Early Monday morning,soldiers of the Armys 12 Bihar regiment spotted infiltrators crossing the Line of Control (LoC) into Tangdhar in north Kashmirs Kupwara district,engaged them in a gunfight near Eagle Post in Karnah sector and killed three of them.
The group was challenged and in the encounter three militants were killed, an Army spokesman said in Srinagar. We also recovered arms and ammunitions from the encounter site. The slain militants have not been identified yet.
Army is searching Tangdhar forests for militants who might have escaped. It is not clear whether other infiltrators managed to sneak into the Valley or went back to Pakistan occupied Kashmir, sources in the police said. That is why the search operation to flush out the militants is still on.