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Infiltration bid along LoC foiled: Army

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Srinagar: The Army on Friday claimed to have foiled an infiltration bid by militants along the Line of Control in north Kashmir’s Macchil sector.

Troops noticed suspicious movement 600 metres into the Indian side along the LoC in Kupwara district around 3 am, , a defence spokesman said here.

He said the militants were intercepted, leading to a firefight.

“After the first light, a search was carried out during which a trail of blood was found,” the spokesman said.

He said three AK rifles, a sniper rifle, eight grenades and other “war-like stores” were seized from the scene of the gunbattle.

A combing operation was going on in the area when the reports last came in.

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