Three militants, major killed as troops foil infiltration bid

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Army foiled an infiltration bid in Mendhar sector of the district, killing three militants but lost a major rank officer in the operation.

On noticing movement of intruders near LoC in Sona Gali area of Mendhar sector, about 200 kms from Jammu, troops challenged them around 11 pm last night, defence officials said on Wednesday.

The infiltrators opened fire at the troops who retaliated and in the subsequent encounter two militants were killed and an officer identified as Major Akash Singh injured.

Singh later succumbed to injuries.

Another militant was killed around 7 am on Wednesday, they said, adding some weapons and a wireless set were recovered from the slain militants.

Search operations were still going on in the area when last reports came in.

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