Four militants were killed on Monday in a retaliatory fire by security forces as they attempted to attack a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) camp at Sumbal in Bandipora district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Confirming the incident, Jammu and Kashmir director general of police (DGP) Shesh Paul Vaid tweeted:

The heavily armed militants tried to enter the camp of 45 Battalion CRPF at Sumbal in Bandipora at around 4:10 am by opening fire at the sentry post, a police official said. 

He said the firing was retaliated by the guards even as police reinforcement was rushed to the scene of gun battle.

The official said four AK rifles, one UBGL (Underbarrel Grenade Launcher) and some ammunition were recovered from the slain militants.

(Feature image for representation/ Source: PTI)