"Two more terrorists have been killed in the gun battle which began post midnight," Srinagar-based Defence Spokesman Lt Col NN Joshi said. He said the troops posted along the LoC intercepted the militants while they were trying to sneak into the Valley from across.

"An encounter erupted and during the exchange of fire, four terrorists have been killed so far," he said. The spokesman said four AK-47 rifles have been recovered from the site of the encounter. "The operation is going on," he said, adding further details were awaited.

The identity of the slain militants has not been ascertained so far, the spokesman said.

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