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Kashmir: 4 militants killed as army foils infiltration bid

October 01, 2011 22:03 IST

Four militants were killed as army troops foiled an infiltration bid near the Line of Control in Keran sector of Kupwara district in north Kashmir.

The troops foiled an infiltration bid by militants from across the Line of Control in Keran sector on Friday, triggering a gun-battle that lasted for more than 36 hours, during which four militants were killed, an army spokesman said.

The bodies of all the slain militants have been recovered along with a cache of arms and ammunition, the spokesman said, adding there were no casualties among the security forces during the operation.

Militants have stepped up infiltration bids over the past three months as they try to augment the depleting cadres following the killing of several top commanders of Lashkar-e-Tayiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad during the current year.

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