"5 HM terrorists killed. Operations still in progress," the India Army said in a tweet.
One of the slain militants is believed to be the district commander of the terror outfit, named Asadullah, media reports said.
The security forces launched an operation on Thursday night in the area after getting a tip-off about militants in the area.
"Operations launched by army based on specific intelligence in Prang, Wusun, J and K night 29 August," the Army said.
The militants were killed in an ambush after they attacked the security forces' position. The Army retaliated the attacks by the militants and a gunbattle erupted.
--IBNS (Posted on 30-08-2013)