Two terrorists killed in Kashmir infiltration bid

February 22nd, 2008 - 2:15 pm ICT by admin  

Srinagar, Feb 22 (IANS) Two terrorists were killed near the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district Friday in what is being described as this year’s first infiltration bid. Defence spokesman Lt. Col. A.K. Mathur said: “Alert troops of the army’s 12 Mahar regiment picked up suspicious movements on the LoC in Keran sector of Kupwara district early Friday.

“When the intruding militants were challenged to lay down their weapons they opened indiscriminate fire on the troops, triggering an encounter during which two intruders were killed.”

Friday’s bid was the first infiltration attempt by separatist guerrillas in Kashmir this year, the spokesman added.

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