A terrorist was shot dead while trying to infiltrate through the Line of Control (LoC) in Saujiyan sector of Poonch district here, army said on Monday.
A defence spokesperson said that troops deployed in the area noticed an intruder's movement near forward posts in the wee hours on Monday. On being noticed, he fired at the troops who also retaliated.
He said the body of the terrorist was severely mutilated as explosives he was carrying exploded in the firing.
There has been increase in infiltration attempts along the LoC since the past week.
Outgoing GOC-in-C northern command Lt Gen (retd) Parnaik had said that there has been no change in the terrorist infrastructure across the LoC and unless there is tangible shift in government policy, the army can't afford to lower its guard.