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Indian forces foil infiltration bid, kill 3 militants

NEW DELHI, May 26 (KUNA) -- Indian security authorities said on Thursday that three militants were killed following an encounter with the security forces in Kupwara district of North Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. The Press Trust of India said quoting a Kashmir police spokesperson that the Indian forces foiled an infiltration bid in Jumagund village of Kupwara district in the state.
The security forces worked on a specific intelligence information developed by the police about the infiltration bid and launched an operation. Based on a specific input developed by police regarding an infiltration attempt by terrorists in Jumagund village in Kupwara, the ultras were intercepted by the Army and police, the spokesman said. Identification is being ascertained and incriminating material, including arms and ammunition, have been recovered from the encounter site, Inspector General of Kashmir Police Vijay Kumar said on Thursday.
New Delhi accuses Islamabad of supporting and funding the armed groups in Kashmir, claims that Islamabad denies. (end) atk.lb