Encounter underway in J&K

An encounter broke out between militants and security forces in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, police said.
Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Ratnipora area of Pulwama in south Kashmir during the night following specific information about the presence of militants there, a police official said.
He said the search operation turned into an encounter after militants fired on the forces who retaliated.
The exchange of fire was on, the official said, adding the area has been cordoned off and further details were awaited.

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