SRINAGAR: An encounter broke out between militants and security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district, police said on Thursday.
Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Yamrach area of the south Kashmir district during the night after receiving specific input on the presence of militants, a police official said.
He said the search operation turned into an encounter after the militants shot at a search party.
Reinforcements have been sent to the area, the official said.
Further details were awaited.