A gunfight started between government forces and militants in Marhama area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district, police said.
A senior police officer told the news agency Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that government forces including Police, Army’s 3 RR and CRPF launched a cordon and search operation in the Marhama area of Bijbehara following inputs about the presence of militants there.
He said the search operation turned into an encounter after the militants fired upon the forces, who retaliated.
The exchange of fire is going on and further details are awaited. (KNO)