Srinagar, June 10: Six terrorists were killed in Jammu & Kashmir's Kupwara in the wee hours of Sunday after the Indian Army foiled a cross-border infiltration bid. No casualty among the forces was reported in the operation.
The infiltrators were intercepted in Keran sector of North Kashmir's Kupwara, the Army's public relations officer was reported as saying, further adding that the combing operation is currently underway.
The incident comes barely 4 days after three terrorists were killed in Machil sector of Kupwara. The infiltrators were eliminated after the Army noticed suspicious movement in Khanbal area along the Line of Control, Defence spokesman Col Rajesh Kalia had said.
The killing of terrorists infiltrating from Pakistan comes at a time when the Indian government has announced a unilateral ceasefire with the militants present on the Kashmiri soil. The unprecedented ceasefire was called in the wake of Ramzan.
"As far as terrorism is concerned, our stand is very clear. We have zero tolerance. But the ceasefire has been called so that the local populace is not faced with inconvenience in the month of Ramzan," said MoS, PMO, Jitendra Singh, adding that counter-terror operations targeting militants often lead to evacuation of entire villages in order to minimise civilian casualties.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who visited the Valley earlier in the week, said the possibility of extending the ceasefire beyond Ramzan could not be ruled out if the situation improves.