The Border Security Force troops on Friday night foiled an infiltration bid of terrorists along the International Border in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir.
"This (Friday) evening at about 9 pm, a group of 4-6 terrorists approached from Pakistani side, taking advantage of undulating ground of Tarna Nala along the IB in Samba sector," a senior BSF officer said.
They started firing with automatic weapons on BSF troops deployed at check points, he said, adding that alert troops retaliated effectively and forced them to retreat.
A suspected body is believed to be lying ahead of the fence.
Meanwhile in Pooch, Army and Special Operations Group of Police on Friday seized a huge cache of arms and ammunition, including four weapons and as many mortar bombs.
A party of 16 Rastriya Rifles of army and SOG conducted a search operation in general area in Chamrer forest in Surankote belt of Poonch district, an army officer said.
During the search, the troops busted a natural hideout in which a large cache of arms, ammunition and other warlike stores was recovered, he said.
The recovery includes two AK 56 Rifles, two RPGs, two 9 mm pistols, 302 rounds and 10 magazines of AK 56, four Chinese hand grenades, three rounds and two magazines of 9 mm pistol, 88 rounds of Light Machine Gun, twelve rounds of sniper rifle, three anti-tank rifle grenades and four mortar bombs, he said.
The complete area has been sanitised and is being continuously monitored, he added.
This was part of a number of intensive search operations which have been launched over the last 4-5 days in the areas of Rajouri, Surankot, Mendhar, Mandi, Thanamandi and in the upper reaches of the hills and forest to track down terrorists.
IMAGE: Huge cache of arms and ammunition recovered from a hideout in Poonch. Photograph: ANI