Srinagar: A gunfight between militants and government forces started in Barbugh area of Shopian district in southern part of Kashmir Saturday, sources said.
Forces led by 44, 62 RR and SOG Imam Sahab launched a search operation in Barbugh during which they established a contact with militants.
“The militants hiding in the area resorted to firing triggering a gunfight,” sources said.
Exchange of firing was going on in the area when reports last came in.
Earlier militants attacked a police party in Anantnag killing cop and injuring two.
The incidents took place a day before Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who is on a state visit is scheduled to visit south Kashmir.