Army troops on Friday foiled an infiltration bid along the LoC in Kupwara district by killing three militants attempting to sneak into the valley from across the border.
The infiltration bid was scuttled in Tangdhar sector, 130 kms from here, when troops guarding the LoC observed movement of militants and laid multiple ambushes, a defence spokesman said.
The heavily-armed infiltrators were challenged soon after they crossed into this side and in the ensuing gunbattle three militants were killed.
The whole area was immediately cordoned off and a search operation was launched to neutralise any other member of the infiltrating group who might have escaped the gunbattle, the spokesman said.
The operation was continuing when last reports were received.
Kashmir Valley witnessed a sharp increase in infiltration attempts in March and April.