broke out between
of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday,
A cordon-and-search operation was launched in the morning by the forces at Meej in the Pampori area of south Kashmir's Pulwama after receiving specific information about the presence of militants, a police official said.
He said the operation turned into an encounter after the militants fired upon a search party of the forces.
A gunfight is underway and further details are awaited, the official said.