Srinagar, January 21:
An encounter broke out on Monday between security forces and militants in Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.
Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Hapatnaar area of Budgam District following information about presence of militants in the area, a police official said.
He said the search operation turned into a gunbattle after militants opened fire on security forces.
No casualties have been reported so far in the encounter, he added.