While Indian Army has foiled an infiltration attempt by a group of terrorists along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Gurez sector of Bandipora district, a senior Army officer told MyNation, four Army jawans including a major was killed in the operation.

Sources said that the terrorists were intercepted near the Line of Control by a patrolling party of the Army. Two of the terrorists were gunned down by the security forces.

"The infiltration bid was followed by a ceasefire violation (by Pakistan) in the Gurez sector," he said.

“At around 1 AM, the Army foiled an infiltration bid by a group of Pakistani terrorists, opened fire, triggering an intense gunfight. Four Army men, including a major, have been killed. Two terrorists have also been gunned down,” said PRO Defence Col Rajesh Kalia. He said a heavy exchange of fire is going on in the area and additional special forces of the Army have been rushed to the spot.

"The bodies of the terrorists are yet to be retrieved, and there is a possibility that a few of the terrorists may have gone back to Pakistan occupied Kashmir," he said.

A massive counter-infiltration operation is under way in the district along the Line of Control.

The deceased have been identified as Major KP Rane, hawaldars Jamie Singh and Vikramjeet and rifleman Mandeep.

This incident has happened as the security forces battle terrorist groups that have heightened their efforts to infiltrate into India via Jammu and Kashmir.