Gunfight is still on between a group of heavily armed infiltrators and the Army troops in Balnoi (Mendhar) area of Poonch district.

Three intruders were killed on Thursday morning during an infiltration bid along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district, police said.

A gunfight between the Army and the group of heavily armed infiltrators is on, authorities said in Jammu.

“The gunfight started this (Thursday) morning between a group of heavily armed infiltrators and the Army troops along the LoC in Balnoi (Mendhar) area of Poonch,” a senior police officer told IANS.

“The Army troops spotted a group of intruders in the area. The infiltrators were challenged after which they opened fire at the troops triggering a gunfight which is going on.”

Thursday’s infiltration attempt comes a day ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s one-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir.

Mr. Modi is scheduled to inaugurate a hydropower project in the border town of Uri in the Valley.

Earlier version: Army foils infiltration bid along LoC in Poonch