Srinagar, May 25: Army claimed to have foiled another infiltration bid along the Line of Control (LoC) in Tangdar sector of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Friday.
A senior army officer told GNS that soldiers of 20 JAT posted at Eagle Post on Friday wee hours detected movement of three to four infiltrators who tried to sneak into this part.
After being challenged, the infiltrators and the troopers exchanged a brief gunfight, the officer said, adding that the attempt of the infiltrators was foiled.
Meanwhile, a massive search operation was launched in forest areas of Tangdar sector, Keran sector Gogaldara and Shalabhuto areas.
Official sources said the searches were launched following the apprehensions.
During the searches at Gogaldara area, army’s 5/9 GR recovered 4 magazines of AK- 47, 34 rounds, 01 GPS, 01 YSMS set, 02 binacular, 01 USB cable, 01 radio booster antenna, and other eatable items.
On Thursday, army claimed to have foiled the infiltration bid at Gogaldara area. (GNS)