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Jammu and Kashmir LIVE updates: Infiltration bid foiled in Tangdhar sector, five terrorists gunned down

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Nabanita Chakorborty | Updated on: 26 May 2018, 11:35:29 AM
LIVE: Infiltration bid foiled in J&K, five terrorists gunned down (Representative Image)

New Delhi:

In yet another early morning encounter, five terrorists were shot dead in Jammu and Kashmir's Tangdhar sector on Saturday.

The terrorists were trying to cross the LoC in Tangdhar sector, located in Kupwara district of North Kashmir.

It is yet to confirm that how many were trying to cross over, but according to reports, five terrorists trying to enter the Indian side were spotted in the wee hours of Friday and gunned down by the Indian forces.

A search operation is still underway to check if there are any remaining terrorists in the locale, according to Defence spokesperson Colonel Rajesh Kalia.

Here are the LIVE updates on Tangdhar sector encounter:

# 11:07 AM:

# 08:30 AM: Another terrorist killed by security forces in Tangdhar sector of #JammuAndKashmir. Total five terrorists have been killed after security forces foiled an infiltration attempt today. Operation underway.

# 08:05 AM: Infiltration bid foiled by security forces in Tangdhar sector of #JammuAndKashmir. Four terrorists killed. Operation in progress

The Centre on May 16 agreed to Kashmir Chief Minister Mebhooba Mufti’s proposal for ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir during the holy month of Ramzan. Announcing conditional ceasefire, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) asked the security forces not to launch operation against terrorists during the holy month. 

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First Published : 26 May 2018, 09:05:44 AM