Infiltration bid foiled in Machil, 2 militants killed: Army


Two infiltrators were killed as Army foiled an infiltration bid in Macchil sector of north Kashmir's Kupwara district early on Saturday. "An infiltration bid has been eliminated in Machhal sector and two terrorists have been killed", Defence Spokesman Col Rajesh Kalia told Mirror. As Machil village lies along the border, nothing could be ascertained independently. Terrorists tried to infiltrate into Indian territory in the wee hours of hours, but were spotted and gunned down by the Indian Army. He said the slain were buried in Machil in a local graveyard.

The search operation is still underway.

Troops monitoring the area noticed suspicious movement along the LoC and immediately challenged the intruders.

On 8 August, the army had foiled a major infiltration attempt by militants to cross over from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) into the Machhil sector, killing five ultras in the ensuing shootout.

A BSF spokesman said during the intervening night Pakistan troops resorted to firing with small and heavy weapons at Sai, Treva and Jabowal forward posts in Arnia Sector in Jammu.