The Army on Saturday foiled yet another infiltration bid at the Line of Control in Naugam sector of North Kashmir’s Kupwara district, killing two terrorists but two soldiers were also killed in the encounter, while a third was injured. The injured jawan has been rushed to a hospital.
Troops noticed suspicious movement along the LoC in Naugam sector during the intervening night and challenged the intruders, who opened fire, an army official said.
"Alert troops intercept terrorists attempting to infiltrate in the intervening night of 29-30 July. In an ensuing gunfight, two terrorists killed. Two soldiers attained martyrdom. One soldier was injured,’’ said an army spokesperson in Srinagar.
Two AK-47 assault rifles and some supplies are said to have been recovered from the deceased terrorists.
The infiltration bid came days after the National Investigation Agency said it arrested a suspected Pakistani national who had crossed over to India to attack security forces and fuel more unrest in the Valley.
Described as a big terror catch, Bahadur Ali was arrested on Tuesday following an encounter with security forces, also in Kupwara district. Four other terrorists were gunned down.
The terrorists, has reportedly been invaluable to the intelligence agencies, providing inputs on a variety of topics.
Among other things, he is said to have confirmed to the intelligence agencies that he met Lashkar-e-Taiba founder and 2008 Mumbai terror attacks master mind Hafiz Saeed during his training.