The intruders had crossed the Line of Control and were very close to an Indian Army post located 600 metres from the LoC. Defensive systems near the post were activated when the intruders approached and a quick reaction team (QRT) of the Army moved in to intercept them. The QRT moved behind the infiltrators and killed two of them in combat at close ranges, though it is unclear if this involved hand-to-hand combat as well.
The bodies of the two intruders have been recovered and are being handed over to the Jammu and Kashmir police.
Army officers have told NDTV that they are fairly certain the intruders were part of a Border Action Team looking to mutilate Indian soldiers, or target patrols or posts located along the Line of Control. An AK-47 and a pistol have been recovered but, significantly, neither of the intruders was carrying a rucksack, a clear indicator that they had been deployed to attack the Indian Army before escaping back to Pakistan.
Terrorists looking to enter Indian towns or cities usually carry rucksacks.
On May 1, Pakistani BAT teams had beheaded two Indian soldiers in the Krishna Ghati sector near the Line of Control. BAT teams are said to be composed of highly-trained Pakistani Special Services Group (SSG) commandos in addition to jehadi fighters.