The army early on Thursday foiled an infiltration bid by terrorists on the Line of Control in Poonch district of Jammu region.
CNN IBN reports that three terrorists have been killed in the ensuing gunfight. However, official confirmation is awaited.
This is the second infiltration bid in the Krishna Ghati sector of the LoC in the past two days.
A defence spokesman said, “An attempted infiltration bid by a group of terrorists in Krishna Ghati sector was foiled by our alert troops in the early hours of July 3. Heavy exchange of fire between terrorists and our troops is on and there are no casualties reported on our side till the report last came in.”
The security forces across Jammu and Kashmir are on high alert in view of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s day long visit to the state on Friday.
The prime minister will inaugurate 25 kms Udhampur Katra rail link and the 240 MW Uri II power station in the frontier town.