A senior army officer said in winter capital Jammu on Thursday,"A group of heavily armed terrorists tried to infiltrate at Panjni Nallah in Balakote sector in Poonch."

"Alert troopers foiled their attempt and pushed them back. There was firing between two sides which continued till 11 a.m. yesterday," the officer added.

"There was another attempt at 2 am on Wednesday, but it was also foiled."

"They want to derail the poll process but we are alert and won't allow them to create disturbances".

Constituencies of Poonch Havelli, Surankore and Mendhar in Poonch border district go to polls on December 2 in the second phase of the five-phased Jammu and Kashmir state assembly elections.

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