Four militants were killed and another was caught alive by security forces during an encounter in Naugam sector near the Line of Control in Kashmir's Kupwara district on Tuesday , reported PTI. Army officials said all the terrorists were foreign nationals. Hansraj Ahir, a minister from the Home Ministry, confirmed that man caught alive is from Pakistan.

However, officials could not ascertain if it was an infiltration bid or not. "We have got one of them alive and expect some vital information from him," an officer told PTI.

Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said the government was satisfied with the encounter. He told NDTV, "It's a big achievement to catch a terrorist alive. The truth of Pakistan will come to the fore."