Six militants killed as Army foils infiltration bid in Keran

Srinagar, Jun 10: The Army today foiled an infiltration bid along the Line of Control (LoC) in Keran sector of Jammu and Kashmir, killing six militants.
Troops noticed suspicious movement along the LoC in Keran sector in Kupwara district of north Kashmir and challenged the infiltrators, an Army official said here.
He said six militants were killed in the ensuing gunfight.
Search operations were continuing the area, the official said.
Two days after Home Minister Rajnath Singh had visited had visit the border area in Keran sector in Kupwara district and met the families of the area, infiltration attempt was foiled by killing six terrorists, who had infiltrated to the Indian side of border with heavy arms and ammunition.
This is the third infiltration foiled by alert troops in Keran sector of Kupwara district after the Ramzan unilateral ceasefire.
Sources said that a group of armed terrorists were seen hiding in the forest area near the line of control.
Army’s 14 RR cordoned off Raynar forest area, following which terrorists hiding in the area opened fire upon them, triggering off a brief exchange of gunfire. Additional reinforcements of Army and Special Operation Group of Jammu and Kashmir Police were rushed to the area.
The source said that the operation was suspended in the wake of darkness and on Sunday early morning, during the search operation, the hiding terrorists fired again, and in the exchange the terrorists were killed.
Sources added that the identities and the group affiliation of terrorists could not be established immediately.
“Arms and ammunition in large quantity have been recovered from the militants killed, apart from the other logistics that they were carrying,” he added.
Infiltration of terrorists from the Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad have been of utmost concern for security agencies in Jammu and Kashmir, as there has been a high alert due to the upcoming Amarnath Yatra.