"Havaldar Prem Bahadur Reshmi Magar was injured and later succumbed to his injuries. He is survived by his wife and two children," said Defence Spokesperson N N Joshi, adding that the operation was launched by a team of Gorkha Regiment and Rashtriya Rifles.
The militants' infiltration bid was foiled by security forces when they spotted a group of militants moving from across the border towards the Line of Control at midnight.
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On Wednesday, a signalman of the army succumbed to his injuries and a terrorist was shot dead by the army after militants infiltrated into Kupwara district, near Macchil sector.
Five soldiers were reportedly injured in that operation.
Meanwhile on Thursday, Chinar Corps Commander Lt General Satish Dua led a team of officers and other ranks of the army in paying tributes to the slain signalman by laying a floral wreath on his coffin.
Army sources attributed said the recent spurt in infiltration bids to improvement in weather. So far this year, 54 such attempts have been made and 19 ultras have been killed. Official said over 200 militants are waiting at various launch pads across LoC in Pakistan occupied Kashmir.