Srinagar: Three militants were killed on Thursday in an encounter with security forces in north Kashmir's Kupwara district, the army said.
One more militant has been killed in the operation in north Kashmir, an army official said.
He said the security forces also recovered three AK 47 rifles from the encounter site.
Giving details of the operation, the official said a search operation was launched in Putshai area of Lolab in Kupwara district on Thursday morning after receiving specific information about the presence of militants in the area.
He said as the search operation was going on, militants fired upon the forces resulting in the gunbattle.
The operation was still ongoing, the official said, adding the identity and the group affiliation of the slain militants could not be immediately ascertained.