Foiling an infiltration bid, army troops on Monday gunned down four armed terrorists along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district, defence officials said.
A group of about six terrorists had sneaked into the Indian territory via LoC in Tarkundi forward belt in Rajouri from Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK) in the wee hours on Monday, the officials said.
After intercepting the infiltrators, security personnel exchanged fire with them in which four terrorists were killed, while others fled back to the Pakistani side, they said, adding there was no loss of life on the Indian side.
The identity of the terrorists and their affiliation with any outfit was being ascertained, the officials said, adding they all appeared to be foreign terrorists.
During search operation in the area, the troops recovered four AK rifles along with 21 magazines, 310 rounds of ammunition, four UBGL, nine hand grenades, one wireless set, one antenna and three wire cutters, they said.
This was the fifth infiltration bid foiled in the last ten days, they said.
Earlier, three infiltrating terrorists were killed near LoC in Sabre Gali area of Mendhar belt of Poonch district on May 30.
Similarly, terrorists made an infiltration bid in Keri sector of Rajouri district but retreated back when they were confronted by security forces on May 25.
Another attempt by the terrorists to enter the Indian territory via Krishna Ghati in Poonch district was foiled by security forces on the intervening night of May 25 and 26. An army jawan was killed and another injured in the incident.
Army troops killed two terrorists in Kupwara district on the intervening night of May 26 and 27 as the ultras tried to enter into the Indian side.