Fierce LoC battle: Army slays 4 militants in 36-hr fight, 3 jawans martyred

File photo of an Indian Army jawan patrolling at the Line of Control. Photo: PTI
Four militants were killed by the Indian Army in a fierce encounter that began along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Naugam sector in north Kashmir on Saturday. Three soldiers were martyred in the almost 36-hour-long battle with the infiltrators. 

Defence sources said the ongoing operation started on Saturday against a group of militants who were trying to sneak into the Indian side at the LoC. The alert Army jawans foiled the infiltration bid. 

"Two more terrorists were killed today (Sunday), while another soldier attained martyrdom," an Army official said.

Overall, the number of militants killed in the encounter has risen to four, while three soldiers attained martyrdom in the operation, he said.

"The sanitation operation is on along the LoC," the official said, adding that four weapons and other war-like stores had been recovered from the encounter site.

Two militants were killed and two soldiers had lost their lives on Saturday in the encounter.

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