Four separatist Lashker-e-Taiba guerrillas were gunned down by army troops in a jungle in north Kashmir's border district of Kupwara, officials said on Thursday.
An Indian Army spokesperson here said troops of the anti-insurgency Rashtriya Rifles on a specific tip-off surrounded the Wanderbala forest, 100 km from here near Rajawar village, and launched a search operation late on Wednesday.
"A group of terrorists, when challenged, opened fire on the surrounding troops and a fire-fight ensued. In the gunbattle, that continued for three hours, all the four LeT militants were killed," the spokesperson told the agency.
"Four AK-47 rifles, ammunition and other material were recovered. The search operation is still on."
On Wednesday, security forces gunned down two top guerrillas of Harkat-ul Mujahideen, including the outfit chief, in the same district.