The encounter which according to sources has been suspended for night, Police claims that two- three militants are present at the encounter site.
The operation started when acting on tip off police was conducting search in the area after which militants engaged them in gun fight.
Locals told Kashmir Life that firing spot is local poultry farm in the Shadab Colony, Star lane.
Pertinently this was second such incident of the day. Earlier militants struck house of NC youth leader Yawar Masoodi in Khrew Pampore killing his two security personnel.