26/07/2016 11:16 AM IST | Updated 26/07/2016 11:34 AM IST

Four Militants Killed, One Caught Alive During Encounter In J&K's Kupwara

All the militants were foreign nationals.

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Indian army soldiers in Kupwara.

SRINAGAR -- 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, an army official said.

"Four terrorists have been killed while one has been apprehended alive during an operation in Naugam sector," the official said.

He said all the militants were foreign nationals.

"It's a big achievement to catch a terrorist alive. The truth of Pakistan will come to the fore," NDTV quoted Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju saying.

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.

(With inputs from PTI)