A gunfight started on Saturday morning between militants and security forces in Reban area of Sopore of Baramulla district.
According to sources one militant is believed to be trapped.
The government forces had started the search operation in the area at around 3 a. m after inputs about the presence of militants in the area.
As the security forces closed on the area , they came under heavy gunfire from hiding militants which was retaliated triggering off an encounter.
When reports last came in, the heavy exchange of firing was going on.
Meanwhile authorities have ordered closure of all educational institutions in Baramulla and Sopore. Internet services have been suspended as a precautionary measure.
More details awaited.