21/05/2017 11:26 AM IST | Updated 21/05/2017 7:56 PM IST

Three Soldiers And Four Militants Killed During Gunbattle In J&K's Nowgam

The militants were trying to infiltrate. 

Mukesh Gupta / Reuters

NOWGAM (J&K) -- Four militants were killed in a fierce encounter that began along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Naugam sector in north Kashmir yesterday in which three Army jawans also lost their lives.

The gun battle had ensued when alert Army jawans had foiled an infiltration bid by the militants.

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

Overall, the number of militants killed in the encounter had risen to four, while three soldiers were killed in the operation, he said.

"The sanitisation 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 yesterday in the encounter.

This has come a day after Defence Minister Arun Jaitley met with the senior commanders and troops at a forward post along the Line of Control (LoC), where he reviewed the security situation.

He said that Indian Armed Forces were fully prepared to deal with the militants coming from across the Valley.

"Our troops and our Army are fully ready to check any form of infiltration. Under no cost will India's territorial sovereignty be allowed to be infringed," Jaitley said.

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