Three militants were gunned down in an infiltration bid on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district on Tuesday, the army said.
A gun battle was still on around 12.30 pm between the security forces and militants on a day voters of this border district cast their ballots in the second phase of assembly elections.
The army said a group of five to eight heavily armed militants made an infiltration bid in Nowgam area of the LoC on Tuesday morning.
"Alert soldiers engaged the group in a sustained gun battle in Nowgam sector on our side of the LoC. Three militants were killed," a senior army officer told IANS.