Srinagar: An encounter between militants and government forces ensued on Friday in north Kashmir’s Palhalan area of district of Baramulla, official sources said.
They said on a tip off about the presence of militants, forces and Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police launched a joint search operation in Palhalan early this morning.
However, when the forces were sealing the area, militants opened fire with automatic weapons, they said, adding forces also retaliated ensuing an encounter.
Meanwhile, additional forces have been deployed and they have cordoned off the area to prevent any demonstration, they said.
The gunfight was on when reports last came in.