Two Jaish militants were killed in an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Monday.
Militants opened fire after security forces zeroed in on two to three Jaish terrorists hiding in the area.
According to the reports, four soldiers including a major and a civilian lost their lives in the gun battle.
Jammu and Kashmir police earlier tweeted, “Exchange of fire at #Pinglan in District #Pulwama. Area under cordon. Details will follow.”
According to the reports, the slain Jaish militants were believed to be the “masterminds” of the Pulwama terror attack.
A cordon and search operation was launched late last night by army, police and CRPF personnel after receiving specific information about the Jaish militants hiding in the area.
The encounter in Pulwama came four days after the terror attack, which killed at least 40 the Central Reserve Police Forces (CRPF) personnel on the Jammu-Srinagar Highway.