An encounter between security forces and militants has started in north Kashmir's Kupwara district today.
Security forces launched a search operation in Langate area of Handwara in Kupwara following intelligence inputs about the presence of militants there, a police officer said.
He added that, “The militants opened firing at the security forces when they were conducting search.”
"As a cordon was being laid, the militants fired upon the forces, which was retaliated, but the militants managed to escape," the officer said.
The search operation is still in process.