09 June 2017

News Story: 6 militants, trooper killed in separate gunfights on Kashmir LoC

SRINAGAR, Indian-controlled Kashmir, June 8 (Xinhua) -- At least six militants and an Indian army trooper were killed in two separate gunfights near Line of Control (LoC), dividing Kashmir, officials said Thursday.

The gunfights, according to Indian army officials, broke out in Nowgam and Machil sectors of frontier Kupwara district, northwest of Srinagar city.

According to Indian army, at both the sectors, militants were trying to infiltrate deep inside Indian-controlled Kashmir.

"Today our alert troops foiled another infiltration bid in Nowgam sector by killing three militants," an Indian army spokesman told Xinhua. "While fighting militants in the sector, one of our troopers was also martyred during the gunfight."

According to the spokesman, the operation was going on in the area until last reports came in.

Reports said army has rushed additional reinforcements to the area and intensified search operations.

Read the full story at Xinhua