Infiltration bid foiled in Kashmir, one guerrilla killed

March 26th, 2009 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS  

Srinagar, March 26 (IANS) Security forces in Kashmir foiled an incursion bid from across the border with Pakistan, gunning down a militant Thursday, a day after the end of the long-drawn gunfight in north Kashmir that left 17 guerrillas and eight troopers dead.
One terrorist was killed when security forces fired at an infiltrating group in Gurez sector of the Line of Control (LoC) - the de facto border that divides Kashmir between India and Pakistan.

A defence ministry spokesman said the soldiers detected and challenged a group of infiltrators in Gurez sector of Bandipore district in the afternoon.

“The terrorists opened fire at the security forces which was returned, leading to a gunfight which is continuing,” defence spokesman Lt. Col. J.S. Brar told IANS here.

The infiltration bid comes just after the six-day battle in Shamsbhari mountain range of Kupwara district ended Wednesday.

The army says mopping-up operations are continuing in Kupwara.

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