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Army foils infiltration bid in Jammu and Kashmir's Gurez, militant killed

One militant was killed as the Army foiled an infiltration bid in Jammu and Kashmir's Gurez Sector on Saturday. A weapon has been recovered from the militant so far.

The operation is still underway. Army said, the troops guarding the Line of Control observed movement of militants trying to sneak into the valley from across the border and challenged them. During the brief fire exchange, a militant was killed.

With the latest operation, the number of militants killed in encounters along the LoC in north Kashmir in the past four days has gone up to 14. An Army jawan also died in one of the encounters.

A defence spokesman on Thursday said multiple attempts made by Pakistan army to push armed infiltrators across the LoC were foiled by the troops at Machhil and Naugam sectors in Kupwara district, Gurez in Bandipora district and Uri in Baramulla, resulting in the killing of seven militants.

On Friday, the Army killed five infiltrators on the LoC in Uri sector. Two soldiers were injured in the operation that began three days ago.

Adding that four infiltration attempts from across the LoC were foiled in the last three days, the army said that seven infiltrators had been killed.