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JK: Major, 3 soldiers martyred while foiling infiltration bid

Last Updated: Tuesday, 7 August 2018 (14:57 IST)
Srinagar: Four soldiers, including an Army Major, were martyred and two infiltrators were gunned down near the Line of Control (LoC) immediately after they sneaked into this side from Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) in sector of district on Tuesday.
 
The operation was still going on when the reports last came in, Defence Ministery spokesman Col Rajesh Kalia told UNI.
 
Official sources told UNI that troops guarding the noticed a group of militants sneaking into this side from in Gurez sector in north Kashmir district of Bandipora.\“When challenged and asked to surrender, the militants opened fire,” they said.
 
“The fire was returned and in the ensuing gun battle, two infiltrators were killed,” they said.
However, they said an Army officer and three soldiers were also killed in the exchange of fire. “The operation was still going on when the reports last came in,” they added.Gurez sector is surrounded by PoK from three sides. (UNI)
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