Srinagar: Four militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district on Wednesday, police said. Also Read - With Article 370 Gone, Army Now Wants to Buy Land in J&K to Set up Camp

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. Also Read - Day After Forces Foiled Pulwama-Style Attack, Cops Identify Owner of Explosives-Laden Car



He said the hiding militants opened fire at the security forces, who retaliated, triggering a gun battle. Also Read - Pulwama-like Terror Attack Averted: Vehicle Suspected of Carrying 40-45 Kgs of Explosives; JeM Has Main Role, Says Top Cop

Four militants were killed in the operation, the official said.



The identity and group affiliation of the slain militants is being ascertained, he added.