SRINAGAR: Four terrorists were killed in an encounter with security forces in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday, police said.

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Kiloora area of Shopian district in south Kashmir following specific information about the presence of terrorists, a police official said.

He said the identity and group affiliation of the slain terrorists was being ascertained. The operation is on, the official added.