Heavy exchange of firing is reported from the Encounter site in Karan Nagar area of Srinagar.
A CRPF soldier was killed and a police cop was injured in the gunfight which started in the business centre of the summer capital.
Meanwhile, Jawans have initiated started rescue operation as well , civilians are taken to a safe place to ensure no civilian casualty occurs during the encounter.
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Militants armed with weapons were seen moving near CRPF camp in Karan Nagar around 4:30 am, CRPF PRO said. However, a CRPF soldier fired on them prompting them to take refuge in a nearby building, he added.\
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“Immediately search operation in the camp periphery was launched,” CRPF PRO Rajesh Yadav said.
The officer said that after several hours of search operation the militants were traced in a nearby building and accordingly an exchange of gunfire started between the two sides.
The gunfight was going on when reports last came in.