A gunfight broke out in Terkiwangam area of Shopian in south Kashmir on Wednesday, police said.
Official sources said that a joint team of army and SOG cordoned off Terkiwangam village following specific information about the presence of some militants in the area.
As the joint team of forces approached the suspected spot amid firing some warning shots, the militants, hiding in the area, opened fire, triggering off a gunfight.
A police officer told GNS that the contact has been established with a group of militants.
“The operation is going on in the area,” he said.