Srinagar, May 17, KDC: An encounter broke out between militants and security forces in Srinagar district in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday, the police said.
Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Shah Mohalla Khonmoh area on the outskirts of the city after information was received about the presence of some militants, they said.
The operation turned into an encounter after hiding militants opened fire towards positions of the security forces, the police said.
A police official told News Agency KDC that there was no firing since all but three hours after initial contact; however after massive searches by security forces the contact has been established now with hiding militant and firing is on from both the sides. (KDC)