The Indian Army said on Saturday that it had killed three suspected militants while they were trying to cross the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir’s Tangdhar sector.

“Militants were trying to infiltrate from across the LoC in Tangdhar sector in Kupwara district of north Kashmir,” PTI quoted a police official as saying. “Three of them were killed.”

A search operation is currently on in the area, the official added.

Another infiltration bid in Tangdhar on August 13 had led to the death of Indian Army soldier Pushpendra Singh. The next day, the Army announced that two Pakistani soldiers were killed following ceasefire violations the previous night.

On August 15, a soldier was injured as security forces prevented an infiltration bid along the LoC in Rajouri district’s Naushera sector.