He said another encounter broke out in Laam village of Tral in Awantipora area of Pulwama after the militants fired upon a search party of security forces.
According to IANS, as soon as the security forces cordoned off Nowbug village in Qazigund area following information about the presence of the militants, they were fired at, triggering the fighting.
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These encounters are taking place after security forces conducted cordon and search operations in the state, reports CNN-News18.
Despite restrictions and heavy deployment of the men in uniform, thousands of people, today, attended the funeral prayers of two youth at Brath Kalan and Pattan areas of Baramulla district. "The attack was repulsed and both militants were killed by the timely retaliation of the alert security personnel", a senior police official said. The operation is going on.
Authorities suspended Internet services in south Kashmir areas and ordered the suspension of train service for the day after the gunfight started.