Army foils two infiltration bids in Kashmir, guns down two militants

Srinagar, July 30 (ANI): The Indian Army foiled two separate infiltration bids by militants in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, killing two militants and injuring another.

The two incidents occurred in the early hours of Tuesday in Kupwara and Handwara regions of the Himalayan state.

"Today in the morning there was yet another infiltration attempt and this was in the Machil sector of Kupwara. Attempt was made by approximately five to six terrorists and it is reported that two terrorists have been killed. Operation is in progress at the moment," General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the army's 15 corps, Lieutenant General, Gurmeet Singh told media here today.

The senior army official also confirmed that both operations are still in progress.

"There was contact with a terrorist. The operation is in progress. It will be a little early for me at this juncture to give out the details of the operation," he added.

Both India and Pakistan claim the border region of Kashmir, with India accusing its neighbour of supporting separatist rebels and undermining its rule.

Pakistan denies arming the rebels, saying it only offers them political support.

Militants often attacked security bases in Kashmir during the 1990s, when there was a full-blown insurgency against Indian rule in a region over which India and Pakistan fought two of their three wars.

The restive region has witnessed numerous militant attacks, insurgency, and infiltration attempts from across the border in the last two decades. (ANI)

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