Two BSF jawans were injured on Thursday night in firing from Pakistani side as the border guards foiled an infiltration bid by militants along the international border in Jammu and Kashmir's Khour belt, 27 km from here.

BSF troops came under fire from across the border in Nikwol border outpost along Khour belt in the district at around 2030 hrs tonight, Inspector General of BSF's Jammu frontier A K Sarolia told PTI.

The infiltration bid was foiled by the BSF troops as a group of 4-5 militants wanted to sneak into India, he said.

The firing from across the border continued intermittently till late in the night, he said.

BSF troops retaliated using small arms fire, triggering an exchange of fire, Mr. Sarolia, who was monitoring the situation at the forward post, said.

Security has been beefed up along the border in Jammu, Kathua and Samba districts to find the designs of militants.

Intelligence reports said 60-70 militants are ready to be pushed into Jammu and Kashmir along international border.

He said the search operation in the area was on and troops have been put on alert along the border line.

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