The encounter is still underway. (File)
An encounter broke out between security forces and terrorists in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, police said.
Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Chaanketaar village of Tral in south Kashmir district this afternoon following specific inputs about the presence of terrorists in the area, a police official said.
He said as the forces were undertaking searches in the area, the terrorists fired upon them.
The security forces retaliated, ensuing an encounter, the official said.
The gunfight was going on, he said, adding that further details were awaited.