Three unidentified terrorists were killed in a failed infiltration bid along the LoC in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir, a defence spokesman said on Friday.

The Army on Thursday had foiled the infiltration bid along the Line of Control (LoC) in Uri sector of Baramulla district, the spokesman said.

The spokesman added that the alert troops noticed some suspicious movement along the LoC near Tourna in Boniyar area in the early hours of Thursday and challenged the infiltrators.

The official retaliated when the infiltrators opened fire towards the positions of the security forces, he said, adding three terrorists were killed in the gunbattle.

The identity and group affiliation of the slain terrorists were not immediately known.

The officials are currently carrying search operation in the area.

(With agency inputs)