Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Kaddar forest area of Kellar, 50 kms from here, following information about presence of militants in the area, police said.
As the search operation was on, the hiding militants opened fire at the security forces triggering an encounter.
There was no report so far of any casualty in the gunbattle, they said.

Today's operation came a day after one militant was killed by the security forces after a gunbattle of six long hour in Baramula district of Jammu and Kashmir.



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