Army guns down two militants in Kashmir; two soldiers martyred

30 July, Srinagar

The Army today foiled an infiltration bid along the Line of Control in Naugam sector of North Kashmir’s Kupwara district. Two militants were killed while two soldiers also martyred in the operation.

An army official said, troops noticed suspicious movement along the LoC in Naugam sector during the intervening night and challenged the intruders, who opened fire. The soldiers returned fire leading to the gunbattle, in which two militants were killed.

He said, a soldier was also injured in the operation which was going on till last reports came in. The official said, two AK rifles, one grenade launcher and other war-like stores were recovered from the scene of the gunbattle.

This is second major infiltration bid foiled by the army in Naugam sector this week. Four militants were killed and one was apprehended alive in a failed infiltration bid on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, barring parts of Srinagar city, Anantnag and Pampore towns, curfew was today lifted from Kashmir even as normal life remained disrupted due to the strike called by separatists.
A police official said, curfew was lifted from most parts of the Valley but restrictions on assembly of four or more people continued in entire Kashmir.

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