4 militants killed in Indian-controlled Kashmir gunfight

4 militants killed in Indian-controlled Kashmir gunfight

"Three terrorists have so far been killed in a gunfight with security forces in Halmatpora forest area of Kupwara".

Security forces have gunned down four terrorists in an encounter at Kupwara district in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, said defence spokesperson. During the course of which four militants have been killed. "The operation is still going on", said a police officer.

As the joint team of forces intensified the searches, the militants hiding in the area opened fire, triggering off an encounter, the officer had said.

He said the soldiers reacted swiftly and launched an operation to track down the militants. "The operation in the area is underway".

Militants had attacked BJP leader Muhammad Anwar Khan and injured his security guard Bilal Ahmad after which they fled and took shelter in Balhama village. The encounter is still under way in Kupwara's Arampura-Halmatpura area.

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