A gunfight broke out between militants and government forces in Sirhama area in Bijbehara belt of South Kashmir's Anantnag district on Thursday.
An official said, that a joint team of police, army's 03 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 teams of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them which was retaliated, triggering a gunbattle.
A senior police officer also confirmed the exchange of fire between forces and militants.
As per the sources, two to three militants are believed to be trapped in the area-
Pertinently, this is second gunfight in South Kashmir in less than 24 hours as earlier a militant was killed in Tral area of Awantipora police district—(KNO)