"A gunfight is going on and at least one militant is present inside the cordoned off area," the official said.     

So far, there were no reports of any casualty in the gunbattle going on between the two sides, he added.

However, last month, three militants got killed as army troops foiled an infiltration bid along the Line of Control (LoC) in poll-bound Kupwara district of north Kashmir, a defence spokesman said.

Army troops guarding the LoC noticed a group of militants attempting to infiltrate from across the border in Nowgam sector of Handwara, the spokesman said.

The militants opened heavy fire when challenged by the troops, triggering a gunbattle, he said.

Then three unidentified militants were killed in the encounter.

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