An encounter broke out between militants and security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Friday morning, police said. Security forces have launched a cordon and search operation in Brobunduna area of Awantipora in the district in south Kashmir after receiving intelligence input about presence of militants in the area, a police official said.
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As the forces were conducting searches in the area, the militants fired upon them and the forces retaliated, the official said. He said exchange of firing was going on.