Encounter breaks out between security forces and terrorists in south Kashmir

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SRINAGAR: An encounter broke out between security forces and terrorists in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Sunday.

A cordon-and-search operation was launched in the Poshkreeri area of Anantnag district in south Kashmir during the night following information about the presence of terrorists, a police official said.

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He said as the forces were conducting searches, the terrorists fired upon them.

The forces retaliated, triggering a gunfight, he added.

The exchange of firing is going on and further details are awaited, the official said.