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Seven Militants Killed in Handwara and Naugam in Kashmir

Three militants were killed in Handwara after an exchange of fire between them and army troops.

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Army personnel display a huge cache of arms, ammunition and other items seized from the three militants who were killed after they attacked an Army camp in Handwara district of north Kashmir on Thursday. (Photo: PTI)

A team of 10-12 NIA members conducted a probe on Friday, on the encounter between militants and security forces that took place on Thursday in Langate in the Handwara District of Jammu and Kashmir.

Three militants were killed in Handwara after a heavy exchange of fire between them and Army troops of 30 Rashtriya Rifles.

While in the Naugam sector, four militants were killed while trying to infiltrate from Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK), as alert Army troops foiled three bids by terrorists to enter into India in the wee hours today.

The Army, which has shored up its defences along the LoC, foiled three infiltration bids – two in Naugam sector and one in Rampur – of north Kashmir during the intervening night of 5 and 6 October.

In one of the encounters in the higher reaches of Naugam, 112 kms from here, the troops cornered a group of infiltrating militants and have killed four so far, a senior Army official said.

The official said a combing operation was continuing amid apprehension about the presence of more terrorists in the area.

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The Army repulsed two infiltration bids in Rampur and Naugam, raining bullets on the militants and forcing them to return to PoK.

The militants, who had managed to cross the fence, had to beat a retreat after army patrols challenged and opened heavy fire on them.

Pakistani army provided cover fire on both the occasions but the militants had to retreat, the official said.

The infiltration bids come barely a day after National Security Advisor Ajit Doval briefed the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) that Pakistani army has mobilised about 100 terrorists across the LoC to push them into India to carry out attacks in Jammu and Kashmir.

(With inputs from PTI, ANI)

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