Anantnag, June 17: An encounter broke out between militants and security forces during a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in this south Kashmir district early on Monday, a police spokesman said.
He said acting on a tip-off about the presence of militants, troops of Rashtriya Rifles (RR), Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police launched a joint search operation in a village in Anantnag early this morning. The operation was going on when the reports last came in.
Meanwhile, internet mobile service was suspended as a precautionary measure to prevent spread of rumours.
Additional security forces and state police personnel have been deployed outside the cordoned off areas to prevent demonstration, official sources said.