Kupwara: Three terrorists were gunned down as the Army on Saturday foiled a major attempt by infiltrators to carry out attack on the Indian Army posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Tangdhar sector of Kupwara.

The terrorists entered 1.5 km into the Indian territory when Army jawans intercepted their presence in Kuktarian area, which is near Indian Army's Gonda Post in Tangdhar sector. At around 2:30 pm, the Indian Army launched a massive search operation and gunned down three armed terrorists. Search operations are still underway in the forest area.

Army Sources told MyNation said that the Army jawans noticed some movement along the LoC in Tangdhar sector. “On being challenged, the intruders opened fire on our troops, who responded in equal measure. We have gunned down three infiltrators,” he said. “Our jawans are keeping a strict and constant vigil across the LoC and all the security force are prepared to thwart any nefarious designs of the Pakistan Army sponsored terrorists,” he added.

The bodies of the terrorists have not been recovered yet and the operation in the forest area was still going on when the reports last came in.

Director General, Jammu Kashmir Police Shesh Paul Vaid while confirming foiled infiltration attempt, tweeted, "Three terrorists killed by Army while infiltrating in Tangdhar sector of Kupwara today".

The infiltration bid was backed by the Pakistan Army, as they restored to unprovoked ceasefire violation along the LoC, targeting Indian posts.