Four militants and a CRPF jawan were killed and three securitymen injured in separate encounters in Kashmir on Sunday.
Militants and troops of 137-CRPF, along with the special operation group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police were engaged in a gun battle at Shopri Bagh Burzuhama, 14 km north of Srinagar on Sunday morning.
The clash occurred during a raid on a house where militants had taken shelter. Police said the militants opened fire on the police and CRPF men. KC Sahu of the CRPF succumbed to his injuries.
SM Sahay, IG (Kashmir range) said two militants, suspected to be Pakistani cadres of Lashkar-e-Tayyeba, were killed in the return fire.
Two other Lashkar commanders were killed in a separate clash at Sedav in Shopian district. The police said Lashkar militants were killed in retaliatory fire after they opened fire on troops during a raid on their hideout.
The slain militants were identified as Abu Mohammad, a resident of Jammu's Reasi district and Assadullah, a Pakistani resident. Mohammad was divisional commander of the outfit for Udhampur and Reasi districts.