Four militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district today, police said.
Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the Melhora area of Shopian on Tuesday night after getting information about the presence of militants there, a police official said.
He said the militants, who were hiding, opened fire at the security forces, who retaliated, triggering a gun battle.
Four militants were killed in the operation, the official said.
The identity and group affiliation of the militants is being ascertained, he added.