Jammu: The Indian Army killed four terrorists in a fierce encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district early Thursday.
Unfortunately one para commando was killed in the gunbattle.
"Security forces, including troops of the army's para regiment, Special Operations Group of state police (SOG) and CRPF, surrounded Vilgam (Handwara) village late Wednesday following information about a group of guerrillas hiding in the village," a police officer told IANS in Srinagar.
He said search operations were still on in the area, adding that the identity of the militants was being estsablished.
The encounter comes a day after a soldier and a Hizbul Mujahideen guerrilla were killed in a gun battle in a village in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district.
The slain militant was later identified as Riyaz Ahmed, a resident of Sopore.