The second slain militant was identified as Bilal Ahmed Naik, who was a local Kashmiri.

The encounter took place after a joint team of the Army, the CRPF and the J&K Police cordoned off the area on Sunday night.

The martyred soldiers are Major Vibhuti Shankar Dhoundiyal, Havaldar Sheo Ram, and Sepoys Ajay Kumar and Hari Singh. After Major Chitresh Singh Bisht, who died while defusing a mine in Rajouri on Saturday, Major Dhoundiyal is the second officer of the rank from Dehradun to be attain martyrdom in Kashmir this month.

Source: The Statesman