Army troops foiled an attempted infiltration bid in the Keran sector of the frontline division of Kupwara in North Kashmir today and eliminated at least one of the suspected terrorists, official sources said.
A spokesman for the Ministry of Defence, based in Srinagar, said that, following specific information from intelligence agencies about the likelihood of terrorists attempting infiltration in the Keral sector, troops were on the alert.
They detected a move by some suspected terrorists in a "nullah", 20-25 metres ahead of the fence, towards the Line of Control in the general area of Shalabato.
The troops immediately opened fire on the terrorists with multi-grenade launchers, claymore mines and small arms, resulting in the elimination of one of them and causing grievous injuries to others.
"The terrorists fled across the Line of Control leaving the dead behind along with large quantity of war like stores. Search operations by the troops in the area are still on. Body of one of the terrorists, two AK-47 and three rucksacks have been recovered so far," the spokesman added.