Two militants have been killed in the operation, which was going on till the last report came in. The spokesperson added that another counter-infiltration operation was also going on in Hafruda forests in the nearby Handwara area of the district.

Army sources said that helicopters were being used to assist the ground troops to keep track of the infiltration. The defence spokesperson, however, said that he had no knowledge of helicopters being used in the operation.

The terrorists were reportedly holed up in Hafruda forests and the Army reached there after receiving information regarding the ultras’ movements. Infiltration along the LoC in Kupwara district has increased for the past few days. One militant was killed recently in the failed attempt on Monday in the Keran sector of the district, sources said.


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