5 infiltrators killed in J and K
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  • Five militants were killed in the Gurez sector of Bandipora district near Line of Control on September 2 as the Indian Army foiled a major infiltration bid by the militants to enter into the Kashmir valley from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK). The previous three months have seen militants making a determined effort to sneak into the Valley in large numbers. More than 70 militants have been killed in over 20 foiled infiltration attempts from March to August of this year alone. Sources indicated that at least 1500 militants were waiting at various launch pads across the LoC in PoK, ready to infiltrate into the Valley after undergoing rigorous training in subversive activities in the tribal areas of Pakistan and the part of Kashmir under Pakistani occupation1.

    Militants also killed 2 security personnel and injured over 25 others in twin strikes on August 31 in Srinagar2.