Jammu: Army troops have foiled an infiltration bid at the Line of Control in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir.

After a brief exchange of fire last night in Jhangar Sector the infiltrators retreated, Army said.

"Army troops deployed on the Line of Control in Jhangar Sector observed suspicious movement of about three persons at around 23:00 hours last night," defence spokesman said here on Saturday.

As they moved closer, troops challenged them, leading to a brief exchange of fire.

"They went into hiding and opened a burst of small arms fire, probably from an AK series weapon," he added.

The Indian forces fired in retaliation.

"The intruders retreated taking advantage of the darkness, thick vegetation and the folds of the ground," he said.

A search operation was launched after the day break to find injured person if any, or any leftover stores in the vicinity," he said, adding the search was still in progress.

(Agencies)

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