NEW DELHI - Indian security forces claimed Monday they had killed five foreign militants during a gunfight in a forested area in the region of Kashmir.Forces acting on an intelligence tip off surprised the men allegedly from the Hizbul Mujahideen militant group in Wanghat forest about 50 kilometres (30 miles) from the main city of Srinagar, local police chief Shahid Mehraj said."The militants were killed in a fierce gunfight by the joint party of Indian army and police. Five AK assault rifles and a large quantity of ammunition were recovered from them," he told AFP.The Indian army has lately been criticised by police for inflating infiltration figures. Violence in Kashmir has dropped sharply since India and Pakistan started peace process in 2004 but occasional gunfights are known to erupt between the rebels and Indian security forces. Rights groups say as many as 8,000 people have been "disappeared" by the security forces, while there have been cases of the army covering up the wrongful killing of Kashmiris by accusing the deceased of being militants.