Infiltration bid foiled in Keran sector: Army

After being challenged, the officer said, the infiltrators opened fire triggering off a gunfight which continued for several hours.

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Srinagar, Publish Date: May 25 2018 12:48AM | Updated Date: May 25 2018 12:48AM
Infiltration bid foiled in Keran sector: ArmyFile Photo

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 local news gathering agency GNS that the soldiers manning the fence along Line of Control (LoC) near Gogledara area “challenged the movement of a group of infiltrators who tried to sneak into this side in wee hours today.”

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 was pushed back, the officer claimed.

SSP Kupwara Shri Ram Ambarkar also claimed that the infiltration bid was foiled by army in Gogledara area of Kupwara.

 

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