Srinagar: Five militants were killed in a gunfight with government forces in Reben area of South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Sunday, reports said.
The identity of the slain militants was yet to be ascertained, officials said.
Earlier, a joint team of Police, Army’s 01RR, and CRPF launched a cordon-and-search-operation in Reben.
As the joint team approached the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them. The fire was retaliated by the joint team, triggering off the encounter. Meanwhile, internet services were snapped in Shopian and Kulgam district, reports said.