Five militants were killed in two separate encounters in Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Friday. Three militants were killed during an operation to foil an infiltration attempt along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rampur sector in northern Jammu and Kashmir, a defence spokesperson had said earlier in the day. In a separate incident, two militants were killed during a brief encounter in Baramulla district. Confirming the incident, J&K Directorate General of Police Dilbag Singh said the militants were killed in Kanispora area.
According to the official, the Rampur encounter between the forces and the militants broke out when security personnel noticed some suspicious movement near Tourna in Boniyar area in the early hours of Thursday. The militants opened fire at the forces who retaliated.
The identity and group affiliation of the slain militants were not immediately known.