The operation was on and there were no reports of casualties from either side, a senior police official said.
“Acting on a tip-off, a joint team of army’s counter-insurgency Rashtriya Rifles and state police’s Special Operation Group cordoned off Drabgam village, 37 km south of Srinagar,” the official told IANS here.
He said militants, believed to be two in number, opened fire on security forces, which was retaliated by the troops, triggering the gunfight.
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