An encounter broke out between security forces and militants in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Sunday.
As per reports, following information about the presence of militants, a cordon-and-search operation was launched in the Poshkreeri area of Anantnag district in south Kashmir during the night.
Police further said as the forces were conducting searches, the militants fired upon them.
The forces retaliated, triggering a gunfight, he added.
The exchange of firing is going on and further details are awaited, the official said.