Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the area in south Kashmir following information about the presence of militants in the area, a police official said.
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The slain militants were members of a Jaish-e-Mohammad group that infiltrated into the Union Territory from across the International Border in Samba sector.
Army operations against terrorists continue in Jammu and Kashmir. The security forces killed 4 terrorists in the encounter on Monday.
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Safe-guarding our international boarders, soldiers have stopped 84 infiltration attempts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir. And amusingly have stopped nearly 59 terrorists who could have entered the valley since August 2019, as said by Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy in Lok Sabha on Tuesday.
The Army on Wednesday continued its search operation a day after a JCO was killed in a gunfight with terrorists, who had sneaked into Indian territory taking cover of firing from the Pakistani side, in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district, an official said.