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JK: Infiltration bid foiled, 3 militants killed

July 27, 2009 13:28 IST

Three militants were killed when the Army foiled an infiltration bid in Tangdhar sector of north Kashmir's Kupwara district early on Monday morning. A defence spokesperson told rediff.com that a group of infiltrators had made an attempt to sneak into Indian territory.

"The infiltrators were spotted and challenged. They opened fire on surrounding troops, triggering a gun battle that is still going on. So far, three militants have been killed," said the defence spokesperson.

Mukhtar Ahmad in Srinagar