Srinagar : Officials say an encounter has started between the terrorists and the security forces at Tiken area in South Kashmir's Pulwama district on Wednesday morning.
The firefight took place after the security forces cordoned off the area and launched a search operation on the basis of specific information about the presence of terrorists.
As the security forces zeroed in on the spot where terrorists were hiding, they came under a heavy volume of fire that triggered the encounter.
"Encounter has started at Tiken area of Pulwama. Police and security forces are on the job," police said.
IANS report with edits