Srinagar, Aug 12 (PTI) An encounter broke out today between militants and security forces in Shopian district of south Kashmir, police said.
The gunbattle started after security forces launched a cordon-and-search operation following information about presence of militants in Avneera village of Zainapora area of the district, a police official said.
As the security forces were conducting searches, the militants opened fire on them, triggering a gunfight, he said.
There were no reports of any casualties so far, he added.
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