A gunfight broke out near the Line of Control (LoC) in Tanghdar area of north Kashmir's Kupwara district on Saturday.
A police officer told news agency GNS that army's 20 JAT challenged a group of militants near Eagle Post along the LoC.
After being challenged, the infiltrators opened fire on the forces, triggering a gunfight, he said.
An army spokesman based in Kupwara said that alert troops manning the fence foiled the infiltration bid today morning.
The police officer said that there was no immediate report of any casualty on either side.