Clashes erupted between protesters and the government forces at Satoora village of Tral on Saturday amid a gunfight between militants and forces in the nearby forest area, reports said.
According to the KMS report, the youth were killed in a violent siege and search operation in Wantiwen area of the town.
"The dead militants look like foreigners, probably belonging to Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) outfit", Vaid said.
Director General of Police S.P. Vaid told reporters that the bodies of the slain militants were visible while the remaining militants have taken refuge in the cave.More news: Fire breaks out at Honolulu high-rise, injuries reported
One more terrorist is believed to be holed up in the area.
As per sources, the terrorists were planning major strikes on state highways.
Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti met Home Minister Rajnath Singh in Delhi today. The encounter comes few days after the terrorist attack on a bus carrying the Amarnath Yatra pilgrims that killed seven in Anantnag.
Yesterday, a terrorist was arrested in the Sambal area of Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora district. A pistol, ammunition, four grenades and a knife were recovered from him.