Alert troops of the army noticed suspicious movements in Balakote area of the LoC early on Thursday.
"Troops fired and the group of intruding terrorists was forced to withdraw back into the Pakistani side. A search operation is now going on in the area," the sources added.
"At around 7 p.m. using small arms, automatics and mortars they violated ceasefire. But our positions retaliated effectively and strongly," the sources added.
No casualty or damage was reported on the Indian side.
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