At least four terrorists and a soldier were killed in a two-day-long gunfight near the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir’s Kupwara district, an official said on Friday.
They were killed in Toot Maar Ghali area of Nowgam sector on the Indian side, a defence official told .
Alert army troops had launched an operation on Thursday morning following information that a group of terrorists sneaked into Indian side from across the border, the official said.
Troops of 35 Rashtriya Rifles guarding the LoC intercepted a group of five to six militants who were trying to sneak into this side from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir near Toot Mari Gali in Naugam sector early this morning, an Army official said
“Two terrorists were killed on Thursday and the other two were killed on Friday. The operation still continues,” he said at 12.30 p.m.
The LoC is the de facto border between India and Pakistan in divided Jammu and Kashmir.aid additional reinforcements have been rushed to the area for intensifying combing operations in the morning.