Four suspected militants were killed by security forces in Machil sector of Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Tuesday night, ANI reported on Wednesday. The suspected militants are believed to have been caught trying to infiltrate into Indian territory from across the border, an unidentified official told PTI.
A search operation is under way to find other members of the group who could be hiding in the region. “People who want to spread and support terrorism won’t be spared,” said Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh. “The government is dealing with terrorism firmly.”
Wednesday’s incident was the latest in a series of infiltration bids foiled by security forces in the past few weeks.
On May 28, the Indian Army had gunned down an intruder along the Line of Control in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir. A day before that, the Army thwarted a bigger infiltration attempt in Rampur sector of Uri, where six men were killed.
On May 26, the Army had killed two members of Pakistan’s Border Action Team in north Kashmir’s Uri. The attack was just four days after the Indian Army said it had launched “punitive fire assaults” on Pakistani positions across the LoC.