A gunfight broke out between the government forces and militants in Anantnag district of south Kashmir on Wednesday early morning.
Soon after the joint team of forces launched the cordon in the area, a massive blast occurred followed by intense firing, they said.
A senior police officer said that the joint team of army, SOG and CRPF launched the CASO in the area following inputs about the presence of two top militants.
The militants opened fire while the forces were zeroing in the suspected house which resulted into an encounter, he said.
When reports last came in, the intermittent exchange of firing was going on.
Meanwhile, in wake of the gunfight, authorities have snapped internet services and in most parts of Anantnag and Kulgam district
Authorities have also suspended train services along the Srinagar- Banihal track. (GNS)