An encounter has started between militants and government forces in Damadora area, of South Kashmir’s Shopian District.
According to a news agency The Kashmiriyat, 44 RR of Indian Army, Jammu Kashmir Police and CRPF jointly launched the operation.
The encounter started when militants fired on a patrolling party of government forces.
Earlier, forces had launched a search operation in the area upon receiving a specific input about the presence of militants in the area.
2-3 Militants are believed to be trapped in the area.
Earlier in the day, one civilian was hit with bullets during the clashes that erupted after the anti-militancy operation was launched.
The boy has been shifted to hospital for treatment, his condition is said to be stable.
More details awaited.