At least four militants who had infiltrated into Kashmir were killed in an overnight operation, police said.
The infiltrating militants opened fire at the forces, ensuing into a fierce gun battle that left five militants dead, Col Kalia said. Later, Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) had claimed responsibility for carrying out the attack on the 185 Battalion of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF).
They said that the search for the fourth militants is underway.
In wake of the approaching Republic Day celebrations security has been beefed up in the region. The army's quick retaliation, say sources, indicate a new, proactive approach in the face of incessant Pakistani provocation.
Killed in Southern California Mudslides
City of Santa Maria officials said storm water closed two city roads - Black and Sonya Roads - but they were quickly reopened. Of the 18 confirmed victims, the oldest was Jim Mitchell, who had celebrated his 89th birthday the day before the mudslide.
More cold air, good chance of some snow — FORECAST
With that said, a band of snow breaks out for parts of central and western Kentucky before sweeping eastward into Monday evening. This front now looks to move in sooner rather than later, which mean it will exit Northeast Kansas earlier, as well.