Srinagar, May 20 (UNI): Two infiltrators were killed and two soldiers martyred in Naugam sector in North Kashmir district of Kupwara, a Defence Ministry spokesperson said here this evening.
Colonel Rajesh Kalia told UNI that troops guarding Line of Control (LoC) noticed a group of militants infiltrating into this side from Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) in Naugam sector.
However, when challenged and asked to surrender, militants opened indiscriminate firing with automatic weapons, he said adding that the troops retaliated and in the ensuing fierce gun battle two infiltrators were killed.
Two soldiers were also martyred, he said adding a massive search operation has been launched in the woods.
The infiltration attempt came a day after Defence Minister Arun Jaitley visited forward areas on the LoC in North Kashmir. UNI