New Delhi: Four militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday, police said. Also Read - No restriction on Accessing Any Website in Jammu and Kashmir: Centre Tells Lok Sabha

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Kiloora area of Shopian district in south Kashmir following specific information about the presence of militants, a police official said. Also Read - J&K: 50% Rebate on Water And Electricity Bills | L-G Manoj Sinha Announces Rs 1,350 cr Economic Package for UT

He said the search operation turned into an encounter after the militants fired upon a search party of the forces, which retaliated. Also Read - Record 3,186 Ceasefire Violations By Pakistan Along LoC In Past Eight Months, Highest Since 2003

In the ensuing exchange of fire, four militants were killed, the official said.

He said the identity and group affiliation of the slain militants was being ascertained. The operation is on, the official added.