Shopian, August 12: Sources informed that a gunfight had broke out between militants and security forces in Awneera village of Shopian district.
It added that 55 RR of Army and SOG of Jammu and Kashmir Police cordoned off Awneera village following inputs about the presence of militants there.
As the search operation was intensified, militants hiding in the area opened fire..
Reports said that three militants, including a top Hizb commander, are believed to be trapped in the village.
More details are awaited.