- Infiltration bid foiled, two terrorists also shot dead
- Group of terrorists tried to infiltrate from Gurez in north Kashmir
- Army called in reinforcements to go after the remaining terrorists
An Army Major and three soldiers were killed in a gunfight with a large group of terrorists who were trying to infiltrate from Gurez in north Kashmir today.
The infiltration bid was foiled and two terrorists were also shot dead, the army said in a statement.
According to sources, it was a group of six to eight terrorists that crossed the Line of Control or LoC at Gurez in north Kashmir's Bandipore district, 125 km from Srinagar.
They were intercepted by soldiers, leading to a fierce gunfight. The encounter is still going on and the army has called in reinforcements to go after the remaining terrorists, who fled in the nearby jungles.
The Pakistani forces have been targeting Indian positions at Gurez since Monday night, in a possible attempt to provide covering fire to the group of heavily armed infiltrators.