"Alert troops noticed suspicious movement on our side of the LoC yesterday. Upon being challenged, a group of heavily armed terrorists started firing at the troops triggering an encounter in which one terrorist was killed yesterday and a soldier sustained  a minor injury,"  a senior Army officer said.

“Late last night, four more terrorists were killed while we also lost one of our boys,” he further said.

"It appears the group managed to sneak into our side of the LoC, but they were engaged in time to foil the infiltration bid", the Army officer added.

The officer said due to difficult terrain, the recovery of the slain guerrillas' bodies was taking time.

The officer also said some of the guerrillas in the intruding group might have fled back after their infiltration attempt was foiled by the Army.

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