Army on Friday foiled an infiltration bid in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district by gunning down two militants.

The two heavily-armed infiltrators were confronted by the army when they were trying to sneak into Gurez sector, 160 km from here, a defence spokesman said.

The ultras were asked to surrender but they opened fire at the security forces, he said, adding in the ensuing gun-battle the duo was killed.

The operation was continuing when reports last came in.