Security forces gunned down four terrorists in a gun battle in south Kashmir’s Shopian district, officials said on Wednesday.
The terrorists were killed after security forces launched a joint operation in Malhura Zanpora village of the district late on Tuesday. The operation started after the security forces received information about the presence of the terrorists in the area.
Six terrorists have been killed in separate encounters in south Kashmir in the last one month and with Wednesday’s gun fight security forces have eliminated nearly 17 of them in the region.
However, the Indian Army has also lost five commandoes of the elite Special Forces along the Line of Control (LoC) in Keran sector of Kupwara district on April 6 and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) lost three of its personnel in another attack in Sopore town.