In a major success for the armed forces in Kashmir, four terrorists have been eliminated in an encounter in Shopian district's Manihal.

A joint operation was launched in the wee hours of Monday morning based on police inputs.

The area was cordoned off and contact was established following which a gun battle ensued.

During the exchange of fire, four terrorists were eliminated.

An AK-47 assault rifle and 2 pistols were recovered from the encounter site.

The joint operation is still in progress.