SRINAGAR: Indian Army claimed to have foiled an “infiltration bid” by killing four unidentified militants in Naugam sector of border district Kupwara in northern Kashmir. An Army soldier was also killed in the encounter. The encounter started early morning on Thursday. “Four heavily armed millitants were eliminated by the alert troops operating in the area,” a statement issued by a defence spokesperson read. “Bodies of these millitants were recovered from the site along with four AK-47 Rifles, ammunition and other warlike stores.”The spokesperson claimed that Army troops, deployed in the forward area of Naugam sector, observed the movement of a group of militants on the early morning of May 26. “The counter infiltration grid was reinforced while the millitants were kept under constant surveillance till they could be effectively engaged,” he said. “Braving all odds of extremely harsh weather and difficult terrain the Army troops successfully eliminated four millitants and foiled the infiltration bid,” the defence spokesperson said. According to him, an Army soldier died during the operation. “One brave heart of Army who led his team and brought effective fire on the millitants got profusely injured during the gun fight while displaying indomitable courage. While being evacuated to Army Base Hospital the brave heart succumbed to his injuries and made supreme sacrifice in the line of duty,” the spokesperson said. “Search of the area was undertaken today morning and four dead bodies along with four AK-47, Ammunition and other warlike stores were recovered,” he said. “Identity of the millitants is yet to be ascertained,” he added.
2015 Kashmir Despatch