Encounter broke out im wee hours between militants and government forces in Wathoo Shirmal area of South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Wednesday.
Reports reaching GNS that a joint team of Police and army launched a cordon and search operation in Wathoo Shirmal.
As the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon the forces, triggering off a gunfight.
A senior police officer also confirmed to GNS about exchange of firing between militants and security forces.(GNS)