The body of a militant was recovered from an encounter site in the forests of Baramulla district in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, taking the number of terrorists killed in the operation since yesterday to five, the Army said.

“The body of one more militant was recovered this morning from the encounter site in the Ladoora forests in the Rafiabad area of Baramulla district in north Kashmir,” an Army official was quoted as saying by PTI.

The official added that the number of militants killed in the operation so far has gone up to five.

The security had launched a search operation in the forest area following information about the presence of militants there. Four militants were killed in the gun battle between security forces and militants on Wednesday.

One soldier was also injured in the gunbattle.

Weapons and other war-like stores were recovered from the encounter site, the Army official said, adding that the search operation was going on.

(With agency inputs)