Srinagar, May 24: Army on Thursday claimed to have foiled an infiltration bid in Keran sector of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.
A senior army officer based in north Kashmir told GNS that the soldiers manning the fence along Line of Control near Gogledar area challenged the movement of a group of infiltrators who tried to sneak this side today wee hours.
After being challenged, the officer said the infiltrators opened fire triggering off a gunfight which continued for several hours.
Following the gunfight, the group of infiltrators were pushed back, the officer claimed.
SSP Kupwara ShriRam Ambarkar also confirmed that the infiltration bid was foiled by army in Gogledara area of Kupwara. (GNS)