Srinagar: An encounter broke out between security forces and terrorists in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, police said.
Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Baskuchan area of Shopian in south Kashmir after receiving specific input about the presence of terrorists there, a police official said.
He said as the forces were conducting searches in the area, the terrorists fired upon them.
The forces retaliated, ensuing an encounter, the official said.
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The exchange of fire was going on and further details were awaited, he added.