Jammu: Army troops have foiled an infiltration bid by a group of militants along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.

A group of militants were seen infiltrating into Indian territory in forward area of Durga Battalion area in Poonch sector on Wednesday night, a senior Army RPT Army officer said on Thursday.

The troops challenged them and opened fire, forcing them to retreat back to Pakistan, he said, adding that one of the infiltrating militants is believed to have been injured in the firing as blood stains were seen in the area.

This is the second infiltration bid by militants in July. On July 1, a Pakistani intruder was killed in an IED blast when he was heading towards an Indian forward post during an infiltration bid in Poonch district.

(Agencies)

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