An army rifleman was killed while troops were trying to foil an infiltration bid along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir, an official said Thursday.
The incident occurred in Gurez sector of Baramulla district in the early hours of Thursday.
"Alert troops on the LoC near the RC Post in Gurez sector detected some suspicious movement during the night. When the troops challenged the infiltrators, they started firing in which a rifleman was killed. The infiltrators were forced to withdraw," army spokesman Lt Col J.S. Brar told IANS.
"A pistol and a grenade were recovered from the site of the encounter," he said.
Brar said since the infiltrators withdrew, casualties among them could not be confirmed.