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Security forces gun down four Pakistani militants in Indian Kashmir

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Published: 10:18 GMT, Jul 26, 2016 |
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Indian security forces gunned down four Pakistani militants in Kashmir, said army’s Northern Command Chief, Lieutenant General D.S. Hooda, on Tuesday (July 26).

One militant was also captured alive in Naugam sector in Kupwara district of the northern Jammu and Kashmir state.

“In fact, one group which has possibly infiltrated three-four days back, four terrorists have been neutralized today,” said Hooda.

Hooda was speaking at an event organised to pay tribute to the fallen heroes of 1999 Kargil War with Pakistan on its 17th anniversary.

Hooda added that there would be more infiltration attempts in the coming few weeks from across the border.

“As there is a little internal disturbance, there will be attempts which are going to be made to push in more and more infiltration and we are quite well prepared to deal with it, but yes we will see and that’s my estimate, we will see more infiltration attempts in the coming few weeks,” said Hooda.

India and Pakistan have fought two of their three wars since independence in 1947 over Kashmir, which they both claim in full but rule in part.

India accuses Pakistan of training and arming the rebels in the portion it controls and sending them to the Indian side, a claim its neighbor denies.