"Two more terrorists have been killed in Nowgam infiltration bid that has been foiled by alert troops of the army," a senior army officer told.

"On Tuesday, three terrorists had been killed. The total number of terrorists killed in this incident so far is five. Two of our soldiers have also been injured. Till last reports came in, the operation was on," he added.

As people were voting in the state assembly elections in Kupwara Tuesday, alert troops foiled an infiltration bid from across the Line of Control in Nowgam sector by a group of heavily armed militants.

Army troops guarding the LoC noticed a group of militants attempting to infiltrate from across the border in Nowgam sector of Handwara early on Tuesday, the spokesman said.



The militants opened heavy fire when challenged by the troops, triggering a gunbattle, he said.

The infiltration attempt coincided with the second-phase of polling in Jammu and Kashmir wherein a total of 18 Assembly seats, including five in Kupwara district, went to polls on Tuesday.

Last week, four militants were killed when an encounter broke out between the ultras and security forces in Arnia sector of Jammu region close to Indo-Pak border on November 27.

During the terror attack, in all 12 people were killed including five civilians and three army personnel.

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