An encounter broke out between security forces and militants in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, police said.
Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Reban area of Shopian in South Kashmir this morning after receiving specific information about the presence of militants in the area, a police official said.
He said the search operation turned into an encounter after militants fired upon a search party of the forces, who retaliated.
The exchange of fire is underway and further details are awaited.
(More details awaited)