Soldier killed as army foils infiltration in Kashmir

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Srinagar, July 23 (IANS) A soldier was killed on Saturday in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district as the army foiled an infiltration bid from across the Line of Control (LoC), defence sources said.

Defence sources here said alert troops had noticed suspicious movement on the LoC in Kupwara district during the night.

“When challenged, the group of heavily armed infiltrating terrorists fired at the troops, resulting in injuries to a soldier who later succumbed.

“The infiltrating group of terrorists was forced to flee back into the Pakistan side,” said the source, adding search operations are still going on in the area.



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