"Four militants have been killed in an operation in Kalaroos area of Kupwara district," an Army spokesman said.
One soldier Naik Neeraj Kumar who was injured during the operation and later airlifted to 92 Base hospital in Srinagar, succumbed, he said.
The spokesman said the identity and group affiliation of the slain militants was not immediately known.
The operation was still in progress when reports last came in, he added.

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