Srinagar- An encounter broke out between militants and state forces in Shopian area of south Kashmir on Thursday, police said.
State forces launched a cordon and search operation in Shopian town 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 the militants opened fire at a search party of the forces, who retaliated.
The encounter is going on and further details are awaited, the official said.
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