Indian Army has foiled an infiltration bid in Kupwara district. (Photo Credit: PTI/File)
Five terrorists were gunned down by security forces when they were trying to cross the Line of Control (LoC) in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir, a defence spokesman said on Sunday. "In an ongoing anti-infiltration operation in Keran sector of North Kashmir, alert troops braving inclement weather and hostile terrain have so far eliminated five terrorists attempting to infiltrate across the LoC," defence spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia said.
One soldier was killed while two others were critically injured in the operation, he said.
"Evacuation of the injured is hampered due to heavy snow and rough terrain conditions," he said, adding the operation was still in progress.
Earlier, on Saturday four terrorists were killed in an encounter with security forces in Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir. The security forces launched a cordon and search operation based on intelligence inputs about the presence of militants in Hardmand Guri village in Kulgam, a police spokesperson said.
"This operation based on a credible police input. Four terrorists have been killed," he said.
He said weapons and war-like stores were seized from the scene of the encounter.
According to sources, the terrorists were involved in the killing of two civilians in the south Kashmir district on Wednesday night. The two victims were identified as Ghulam Hassan Wagay and Siraj Ahmad Gorse. Both were residents of Nandimarg.
They were fired upon by unidentified gunmen at around 11 pm on Wednesday. "Both the persons, who received critical injuries in the firing, were rushed to a hospital, where they were declared brought dead," they said.