Srinagar- An encounter broke out between government forces and militants in Pahalgam area of Anantnag district of South Kashmir on Friday, police said.
Based on specific input about the presence of militants in Srichand Top forest area in Pahalgam area of Anantnag, government forces launched a cordon and search operation there, a police official said.
He said the search operation turned into an encounter after the hiding militants fired upon the government forces, who retaliated.
The exchange of fire was going on and further details were awaited.
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