In the search operation at LOC in Kupwara district, Two Army soldiers and a Border Security Force (BSF) jawan were killed. Earlier, two infiltrators were killed while crossing the LOC. According to the defence spokesperson, militants had been trying to enter the J & K region through LOC and this had been intercepted by a patrol party of the Army and contact with them was established. More troops were rushed to the area when the movement of terrorists was tracked by the surveillance devices. In the firefight, two more terrorists were killed.