Srinagar : An encounter broke out Tuesday between security forces and militants in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.
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The security forces had launched a cordon and search operation in Heff area of Shopian district following information about presence of militants in the area, they said.
A police official said the search operation turned into a gun battle after militants opened fire on the security forces.
No casualties have been reported so far, he added.