Four militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district on Wednesday (April 22), police said.
Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the Melhora area of Shopian Tuesday night following information about the presence of militants there, a police official said. He said the hiding militants 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 slain militants is being ascertained, he added.