Dailybhaskar.com | Last Modified - May 12, 2012, 06:26 PM IST
Srinagar: The death toll in Thursday's encounter on Jammu and Kashmir's border has risen to six, and Indian troops are searching the area for more bodies.
The incident occurred at Uri in Baramulla district along the Line of Control (LoC) that divides Kashmir between India and Pakistan.
Soldiers on the border had laid an ambush to target a group of heavily-armed guerrillas, who were trying to infiltrate into the Valley from Pakistan.
On May 5, two ultras belonging to Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) were killed in an encounter with 29 Rashtriya Rifles and the Special Operations Group (SOG) in Baramulla district.
On April 5, five separatist guerrillas were gunned down in a 10-hour gunfight with security forces in north Kashmir's Kupwara district. Troopers of the counter-insurgency 21 Rashtriya Rifles and the local police had surrounded a forest area in Kupwara, following information about the presence of guerrillas in the dense forests. In March, five militants were also killed in the gunfight in the same district.