Four militants were today killed and another apprehended by security forces during an encounter in Naugam sector near the LoC in Kupwara district of Kashmir.
Reports say that the arrested terrorist is a citizen of Pakistan.
"Four terrorists have been killed while one has been apprehended alive during an operation in Naugam sector," an army official said.
He said all the militants were foreign nationals. The operation was in progress when reports were last received from the encounter site.
The official said as the operation was still going on, it would be premature to say whether it was an infiltration bid or not.
"We have got one of them alive and expect some vital information from him," he added.
Lauding the efforts of the security forces, MoS for Home, Kiren Rijiju said, “Catching a terrorist alive is a big success as it brings in open the game plan of Pakistan. The arrest of terrorist in Kupwara is a big achievement of security forces.”