“Suspicious movements by a group of four to five terrorists were noticed along LoC in Mendhar sector of Poonch during the night,” the officer said.
Alert troops engaged the suspected terrorists and fired on them, he said adding that the troops foiled their attempt to cross over the LoC.
A search operation is under way in the area. Further details were awaited, he said.
The incident happened as the security forces battle increased attempts by terrorist groups to target them in Jammu and Kashmir.
Last week, Jaish-e-Muhammed terrorists targeted an Army camp in Sunjuwan in Jammu in which six soldiers and a civilian were killed.