Army Thursday claimed to have foiled an infiltration bid along the Line of Control (LoC) in Keran sector of north Kashmir's Kupwara district by killing three militants.
Defence sources said troops of 3 JAK Rifles manning the LoC at Balbir post near Datgali in Keran sector intercepted a group of militants at around 10:40 am today while they were trying to infiltrate into this side.
They said the troops challenged the militants and fired on them.
“The fire was returned by the troops, triggering a gunfight. In the ensuing firefight, three militants were killed,” they said.
Defence spokesman in Srinagar Colonel Rajesh Kalia also confirmed killing of three militants.
The combing operation in the area was going on when reports last poured in.