Srinagar, June 10: Six terrorists were gunned down on Sunday after the Indian Army foiled an infiltration bid along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Keran sector.
Defence Ministry spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia said: “An infiltration bid was foiled in Keran sector of Kupwara district today. Six terrorists have been killed in the ongoing operation.”
An infiltration bid has been eliminated along the LoC in Karen Sector (Kupwara district), a defence spokesman said in Srinagar.
Kalia said the militants attempted to breach the Line of Control (LoC), triggering a gun battle.He said the troops were now engaged in a search operation.
The slain militants were yet to be identified.
Security forces have announced a conditional ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan but made it clear that militants indulging in violence won’t be spared.
This is the second time in the month of June that the infiltration has been foiled by the Army. Earlier, three militants were killed in a pre-drawn border shootout in Jammu and Kashmir’s Machhil sector.