Gurez gunfight: Two militants killed, search operation going on

Srinagar: The Indian Army on Tuesday claimed to have foiled an infiltration bid in Gurez valley of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district by killing a militant.

“A group of six militants at around 11:30 pm (last night, on Monday) tried to sneak into (this side of) Line of Control (LoC). Army personnel of 13 Sikh regiment noticed the movement. The militants fired at them, which was retaliated to, triggering a gunfight,” a Srinagar based Defence spokesperson, Col. Rajesh Kalia said.

He said the intermittent firing continued till 6 am in the morning. “A body of militant was recovered. Another was believed to be injured. Further search operation is going on,” he added.

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