Srinagar: Four militants were killed in two separate encounters with security forces in Shopian and Pulwama districts of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, taking the death toll of the ultras in the two operation to five.
According to the police, security forces launched a cordon and search operation at Melhura in Zainapora area of Shopian, following information about presence of militants in the area.
He said the search operation turned into an encounter after militants opened fire at the security forces position.
One militant was killed in the initial exchange of firing between the two sides last evening while another ultra was shot dead on Tuesday morning, an Army official said.
In another operation in Harkipora area of Pulwama district, three militants were killed by security forces.