Indian army says 2 infiltrators killed on Kashmir LoC



Indian army Sunday claimed it has foiled an infiltration bid along the Line of Control (LoC), which divides Kashmir, by killing two militants.

The infiltration bid was foiled in Uri sector in frontier Baramulla district, about 103 km northwest of Srinagar city, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir, Indian army spokesman Col Rajesh Kalia said.

The group of militants were attempting to infiltrate inside Indian-controlled Kashmir, he said.

"An infiltration bid was foiled today in Uri sector of Baramulla district. Two militants were killed," he said.

According to Kalia, the operation was still going on in the area.

LoC is a de facto border that divides Kashmir into India and Pakistan controlled parts.

A separatist movement and guerilla war challenging New Delhi's rule has been going on in Indian-controlled Kashmir since 1989. Gunfights between militants and Indian troops take place intermittently across the region.

Kashmir, the Himalayan region divided between India and Pakistan, is claimed by both in full. Since their independence from Britain, the two countries have fought three wars, two exclusively over Kashmir.