Militants, security forces exchange fire at Awantipora

Srinagar: An encounter broke out between security forces and militants in Awantipora area of Pulwama district in Jammu and Kashmir this evening, police said.

Security forces had launched a cordon and search operation in Ladoo area of Awantipora, 30 kms from here, following information about presence of militants there, a police official said.

As the security forces were closing in on the militants, the ultras opened fire which was returned by the troops, the official said.

Intermittent exchange of firing was going on till reports last came in, the official said, adding no casualty has been reported so far.