Jammu, Aug 23 : The Indian Army Tuesday foiled an infiltration bid in Jammu and Kashmir after Pakistani troops opened fire in the Mankote area of Mendhar in Poonch district, violating the ceasefire on the Line of Control (LoC) that divides the state between the two countries, army sources said.

According to the sources, the Pakistani troops fired at the Indian posts early Tuesday morning in a bid to give cover to infiltrators. The Indian Army retaliated and forced the infiltrators to retreat, the sources added.

The exchange of fire between the two sides lasted for a little over half-an-hour.

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