The Army foiled an infiltration bid by Pakistan-backed terrorists along the Line of Control in Pallanwala sector of Jammu district today.
"The alert soldiers deployed along the LOC detected and engaged suspicious movement of a group in Pallanwala sector today," a senior Army officer said.
Our troops fired at the suspicious group, who retaliated and then ran back across LoC, he said. An intense combing operation was conducted in the area which resulted in the recovery of an AK-47 and other war-like stores, the officer added.
Earlier in the day, security forces gunned down two Hizbul Mujahideen militants in an encounter in an area of north Kashmir and cornered two more in another part of the Valley hours later. In Sopore township of Baramulla district in north Kashmir, two militants were killed in an encounter that had begun last night, a police official said.
The slain militants were identified as Basit Ahmad Mir, a resident of Indergam Pattan, and Gulzar Ahmad, a resident of Brat Sopore.
Following intelligence inputs about the presence of militants, security forces had launched a cordon-and-search operation in the area last night, the official said. The search operation was halted for the night but the forces maintained the cordon to stop the militants from escaping, a police official said.