Kupwara: Five militants and four forces personnel have been killed so far in the ongoing encounter at Halmatpora encounter in North Kashmir.
Reports said that four militants had been killed yesterday while another militant lost his life in the gunfight today.
A police official said that four Forces personnel including two SOG men were killed in the gunfight today.
The identity of the militants could not be ascertained yet, while some of the slain forces personnel have been identified as Muhammad Yousuf, Deepak Thesoo and Muhammad Ashraf.
He added that one of the slain soldiers belongs to Territorial army.