Nation Current Affairs 23 Jul 2016 Army foils infiltrat ...

Army foils infiltration bid, soldier killed by militants

PTI
Published Jul 23, 2016, 7:58 pm IST
Updated Jul 23, 2016, 7:58 pm IST
Terrorists attempting to infiltrate from PoK were intercepted by alert troops in the intervening night of July 22-23, says Army.
A search operation was launched soon after the encounter, says Army. (Photo: Representational Image)
 A search operation was launched soon after the encounter, says Army. (Photo: Representational Image)

Srinagar: A soldier was killed by militants as Army foiled an infiltration bid near the Line of Control (LoC) in Kupwara district of north Kashmir, an Army official said on Saturday.

"Terrorists attempting to infiltrate (from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir) were intercepted by alert troops in the intervening night of July 22-23 which led to exchange of fire and forced the infiltrators to flee.

 

"In the gunbattle, one soldier sustained injuries and unfortunately later succumbed," the official said.

He said a search operation was launched soon after the encounter.

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