Srinagar, Apr 7 : An encounter ensued between militants and security forces on Sunday during a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in Tral forest in south Kashmir district of Pulwama, official sources said on Sunday.
Meanwhile, mobile internet service in the area has been suspended as a precautionary measure to prevent rumours.
They said troops of Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police, CRPF and Rashtriya Rifles (RR) launched a joint search operation in the forest at Kaheel, about eight km from Tral town on Sunday morning.
However, when the security forces were moving inside the woods, militants hiding opened fire, they said adding troops also retaliated and the exchange of fire continued for some time.
The firing has stopped, sources said adding additional security forces have been rushed to further tighten the cordon around the forest area.
The operation was going on when the reports last came in, they added.