Three militants were killed as Army today foiled an infiltration bid along the Line of Control in Naugam sector of Kashmir.

“Alert soldiers posted along the Line of Control in Naugam sector noticed some suspicious movement and challenged the intruders,” an army official said.

The militants opened fire at positions of security forces which was “effectively retaliated”, triggering a gunbattle, he said.

“Three militants have been killed and war-like store recovered from the scene of the gunbattle,” the official said, adding that the operation was still in progress.