The Army on Thursday said security personnel had thwarted an infiltration attempt and killed one militant during the operation in Jammu and Kashmir’s Uri sector in Baramulla district, PTI reported. Officials said they spotted a group of militants over 100 km north of Srinagar, The Hindu reported. An AK-47 was found during the search operation that is still under way, ANI reported.

On November 9, two militants believed to be members of the Lashkar-e-Taiba group were killed in an encounter with security forces in Watergam town in the district. An Indian soldier succumbed to injuries he sustained in the exchange of fire with Pakistani troops on Wednesday, while another jawan was killed on Tuesday.

Security personnel expect many more infiltration attempts with winter setting in the state. Relations between India and Pakistan have worsened since the Uri attack, after which the Indian Army carried out surgical strikes on terror launchpads along the Line of Control with Pakistan on September 29. Incidents of cross-border firing have increased since the surgical strikes. India has also attempted to diplomatically isolate Pakistan at international fora.