The cordon and search operation launched by officials turned into a gunbattle when the hiding militants fired on the joint search party.
An encounter is underway between security forces and militants in Pattan village of Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramullah district. No casualties have been reported so far. Mobile internet services have been snapped in the area.
The security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Tantray Mohalla area of Pattan in the early hours, a police official said, reported PTI. The official also added that the search operation turned into a gunbattle when the hiding militants fired on the joint search party.