Four militants were killed as the Indian army foiled an infiltration bid in north Kashmir’s Tanghdar sector on Saturday morning, according to Hindustan Times.
Officials said more militants could be involved as the operation was still on.
“An infiltration bid was foiled in Tangdhar sector early this morning. Four terrorists were killed while attempting to cross the border into India. The operation is in progress,” said defence spokesperson Colonel Rajesh Kalia.
Although ANI later reported the death of a fifth militant, it is yet to be confirmed. Further information is awaited.
This is the first infiltration bid to be foiled near the line of control (LoC) with Pakistan since the Union government declared a unilateral ceasefire in view of Ramzan recently. Although Army personnel had spotted a few militants near the LoC two days ago, the potential infiltrators fled back after a brief exchange of fire.
Army has not ruled out the possibility of more infiltration attempts in the coming days, especially since snow in the upper ridges of north Kashmir has started melting.