At least four unidentified militants were killed in an encounter between a joint security forces team and the militants in South Kashmir's Shopian district on Sunday.
The gunfight erupted in Keegam area when a joint team of the Army, the Jammu and Kashmir police and the CRPF cordoned off the area, following inputs about the presence of militants.
'The hiding militants opened fire which was returned, triggering a gunfight. Four militants have so far been killed and the operation is underway,' said a security official.
The identity and group affiliation of the slain militants were being ascertained, he added.