A defence statement issued here said: "Alert army troops in the Sona Pindi Gali of Machal sector of Kupwara district foiled a major attempt of infiltration by the terrorists, resulting in the elimination of one terrorist."
"Based on specific information from intelligence agencies regarding likelihood of terrorists attempting infiltration in Machal sector of the frontline division of North Kashmir, vigilant troops detected three to four terrorists moving in the forest area at 7 a.m. about 500 metres on our side of the Line of Control (LoC), the de facto border between India and Pakistan in divided Kashmir.
"The terrorists were immediately engaged by firing from the post located along the fence" and one terrorist was killed, while the remaining fled towards the LOC, it said.
One AK-47 and one magazine and other items were recovered from the site, it said.
--IANS (Posted on 23-09-2013)