Security forces are battling a group of militants in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district, police said on Thursday.
An official at police control room Bandipora said that a joint team of army and police had launched an operation in Hajin area of the district in the morning.
The security forces cordoned Khush Mohalla of Hajin after a tip-off about the presence of militants.
The official said that 2-3 militants were believed to be trapped inside a house in the Mohalla.
The encounter comes five days after three militants were killed including a Lashkar-e-Toiba commander in an encounter with security forces in the neighbouring district of Kupwara in north Kashmir.