SRINAGAR, Jammu and Kashmir
Five Kashmiri militants were killed on Sunday as they tried to enter the Indian-administered side from Pakistan, an Indian army spokesman said.
The militants were trying to cross the line of control (LOC), a de facto border which divides Kashmir between India and Pakistan, when the Indian army units shot them down, said Col. Rajesh Kaila in a statement.
In the gun battle which ensued, three Indian soldiers were also killed, he added.
Other injured soldiers are being treated at a hospital, he said.
This is the first major gun battle between Indian forces and militants