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3 ultras killed in J-K, infiltration bid foiled

By The Assam Tribune

SRINAGAR, June 8 - The Army today gunned down three militants but lost one of its men while foiling an infiltration bid aided by the Pakistani Army in Naugam sector of north Kashmir, raising to seven the number of infiltrators killed on the Line of Control (LoC) in the last 48 hours.

The Army said infiltration attempts were thwarted in Gurez, Machhil, Naugam and Uri sectors during the last two days and a large quantity of arms, ammunition and �war-like� stores have been recovered.

All the four infiltration bids were aided by the Pakistani forces who provided active support, including cover fire using heavy calibre artillery, the Army�s Northern Command said in a statement.

�Alert troops foiled an infiltration bid in Naugam sector. Three terrorists have been killed, while one soldier has been martyred,� an Army official said.

The statement said that an anti-infiltration operation was in progress in Uri sector, while in Gurez, armed intruders ran back leaving rucksacks behind.

The Northern Command statement said the Army has foiled multiple attempts made by the Pakistan Army to push armed infiltrators across the LoC. � PTI

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