Kulgam: An encounter is underway between security forces and militants in Devsar area of South Kashmir’s Kulgam district, police said.

A senior police officer told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that security forces including Police, Army’s 9RR and CRPF launched a cordon and search operation in the Cheyan Devsar area of Kulgam in south Kashmir following inputs about the presence of militants there.

He said the search operation turned into an encounter after the militants fired upon the forces, who retaliated.

The exchange of fire is going on and further details are awaited—(KNO)