Infiltration bids have increased in Kashmir as two Armymen and two infiltrators were killed in a gunfight on Saturday in Nowgam sector of Kupwara, police said. Nocturnal protests on Friday evening forced the government to continue with curfew and restrictions in almost entire Valley on Saturday with clashes going on at a number of places, police sources said.
On Saturday, in an infiltration bid, militants tried to sneak into the Kashmir Valley from Nowgam sector of Kupwara, North Kashmir. In the fierce gun battle, two Army jawans were killed and one was critically wounded, while two militants were also killed, police said. Earlier, from the same Nowgam sector of Kupwara, the Army had captured alive a Pakistani militant and killed three others in a gunfight. After the recent unrest in the Kashmir Valley, infiltration bids have increased especially in the border areas of North Kashmir, police said.
On Friday, over 200 people including women were injured in the clashes between the protesters and security forces across the Kashmir Valley. The protests erupted after the Friday prayers even though the authorities had imposed strict curfew throughout Kashmir.