Srinagar: Four militants were killed in a fresh exchange of fire with security forces in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir, the Army said today.
With these deaths, the number of militants killed in the overnight operation reached five.
Four terrorists were killed today morning; the body of another terrorist shot dead last night at Shopian's Kiloora village has been recovered. He has been identified as Umar Malik, a Lashkar-e-Taiba operative, news agency ANI reported. An AK-47 assault rifle was found with him.
The operation was still going on, police official said.
The security forces had cordoned off the area on Friday night following specific intelligence inputs about the presence of militants there and had started a search operation there. The search operation turned into an encounter after the militants fired upon the security forces, an official had said.