Srinagar: Gunshots were heard during middle of the night on Srinagar-Jammu highway at Awantipora in South Kashmir, reports said on Friday.
Local sources said that few gunshots were followed by intense firing which looked like fire exchange between militants and government forces near Khaarmode Awantipora in Pulwama district.
A cordon and search operation was launched in the area which lasted for early today, however no arrests were made, they said.
SP Awantipora, Mohammad Zahid today confirmed that militants fired upon a forces party at Awantipora. However he said that no one was injured in the attack.
SP said that the militants fled the scene taking advantage of darkness.