An encounter broke out between militants and security forces in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, police said.
Acting on specific information about the presence of militants in Hanjan area of Pulwama in south Kashmir, security forces launched a cordon and search operation, a police official said.
He said as the forces were conducting searches, the hiding militants fired upon them.
The forces retaliated, leading to the encounter, the official said.
He said the gunfight is going on and further details were awaited.