Srinagar: At least four soldiers and one militant were killed on Monday as two gun battles raged in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district.
"Four soldiers were killed in an ongoing encounter with militants in Hafruda forests of Kupwara district near the Line of Control (LoC) today (Monday)," a senior police officer told IANS here.
"Earlier today (Monday), one militant was killed in Darpora village of Kupwara."
Both the gunfights took place in two different areas of Kupwara district.
"The group of militants engaged in an encounter near the LoC had infiltrated into the Kashmir Valley recently," the officer added.