Jammu and Kashmir: Three Army soldiers and one BSF jawan were killed on Sunday during a failed infiltration bid by the ultras along the Line of Contro(LOC) in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir. Three terrorists were also killed in the anti-terror operation.
Defense spokesman Col Rajesh Kalia said "A BSF patrol noticed suspicious movement of unidentified persons near the Anti-Infiltration Obstacle System about 3.5 km from the LoC at Machil Sector on night 7-8 November. Security forces have seized a huge amount of arms and explosives from the executed terrorists."
The encounter began in the wee hours at 1 am last night and the firefight ended at 4 am when more Army forces rushed by the valley-based Chinar Corps to the area and tracked movement of terrorists by surveillance devices.
A BSF soldier was martyred and a terrorist gunned down during the initial encounter and two Army soldiers were critically injured and have taken to the military hospital for immediate treatment.
The firefight was re-established again at 10.20 am when a heavy fire was fired by the Army search parties about 1.5 km away from the LoC.
In the ensuing firefight, 2 more terrorists were killed, but 3 Army soldiers also laid their life in the line of duty.
The joint operation was launched by the Indian Army and Border Security Force (BSF).
The operation is in progress and further updates are awaited, the spokesperson said.