Srinagar: An encounter broke out between security forces and militants today in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, police said.

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Gulab Bagh area of Tral in Pulwama after receiving specific inputs about presence of militants there, a police official said.

He said as the forces were conducting the search operation, the hiding militants fired upon them.

The security forces retaliated, leading to an encounter, the official said.

The gunfight was on when last reports came in, he said, adding further details were awaited.

PTI