Srinagar, June 25:

An encounter breaks out between Militants and Security forces at Hajipora village of Harmain hamlet of South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Wednesday afternoon

An official said that a joint team of Police, army’s 34 RR and CRPF launched a cordon and search operation on specific information about the presence of militants in the area.

He said that as the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them which was retaliated triggering an encounter.

A senior police officer also confirmed the exchange of fire between forces and militants.

The exact number of militants trapped and their affiliation was not immediately known.