Encounter breaks out in Shopian district

Srinagar: An encounter broke out today between security forces and militants in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district, police said.

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Reban area of the south Kashmir district on Monday morning after receiving specific information about the presence of militants there, a police official said.

He said the operation turned into an encounter after the militants fired upon a search party of the forces, who retaliated. The gunfight is said to be still going on.