Three terrorists were shot dead as they tried to infiltrate Rampur area of Baramulla district in Jammu and Kashmir, the army said. A large quantity of weapons, including five AK assault rifles and 70 grenades, were recovered from the site of the encounter.
This was the second infiltration attempt in the past four days.
Earlier, a large group of infiltrators had been detected in the Uri sector, after which the army launched a four-day search operation.
The military said a group of five undercover terrorists were intercepted by troops this morning. During the exchange of gunfire, three terrorists were shot while two others managed to escape.
“Our troops had already ambushed today. We saw five terrorists arrive. When they were arrested, terrorists fired indiscriminately. In retaliation, three terrorists were killed. Two other terrorists were in the distance. fled through the line of control, ”Colonel Manish Punj said.
A defense spokesperson said there had been a surge of infiltration in the recent past. “The present infiltration offer follows a similar attempt in the Uri sector a few days ago,” the spokesperson said.