Four terrorists were killed in an encounter with the security forces in Pinjora area of Shopian district of Jammu-Kashmir on Monday morning, police said.
According to sources, three soldiers have also been injured in the encounter.
Security forces had launched a cordon-and-search operation after receiving specific information about the presence of militants in the area, a senior police official was quoted by news agency PTI.
He said that the search operation turned into an encounter after militants fired upon a search party of the forces, who retaliated.
A joint operation of army, CRPF and police was launched early in the morning after a tip off about the presence of terrorists at Reban village. The militants were killed after a 12 hour encounter.