Srinagar: A gunfight broke out between the terrorists and security forces in the Qasbayar area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Wednesday, officials said.Also Read - HOPE! Lakes Freezing, These Brave Officials In Kashmir Ensure Birds Don't Starve | Photos

“Encounter has started at Qasbayar area of Pulwama. Police and security forces are on the job,” police said. Also Read - Jammu And Kashmir Imposes Complete Restrictions On Non-Essential Movements During Weekends | Check Guidelines Here

The encounter took place after a joint team of the police and the army cordoned off the area and launched a search operation on the basis of specific information about the presence of terrorists. Also Read - Jammu and Kashmir Administration Takes Back Premises of Kashmir Press Club Amid Factionalism

As the security forces zeroed in on the spot where the terrorists were hiding they came under a heavy volume of fire that triggered the encounter.