Police identified the five militants who were killed on Sunday morning as locals of Hizbul Mujahideen outfit.
A police officer told GNS that all the five slain militants belonged to Hizbul Mujahideen outfit.
He identified the slain as Waseem Bashir Rather alias Zeeshan son of Bashir Ahmad Rather of Ashmuji Kulgam, Zahid Parrey son of Abdul Hamid Parray of Gopal Pora DH Pora Kulgam, Idrees Bhat son of Mohd Ramzan Bhat of Arwani Anantnag, Aqib Nazir Mir son of Nazir
Mir of Zongalpora Kulgam and Parvez Bhat son of Bashir of Mukdampora Qaimoh.
After conducting all the formalties the bodies of the slain were handed over to their respective families for last rites.
The officer said that all the slain have joined the Hizb last year and were involved in many attacks.