A gunfight started between militants and security forces in higher reaches of Barote village of Rajouri district in Jammu division on Sunday.
According to news agency , the encounter broke out after a joint team of Police and Army launched a cordon and search operation in the area after having a specific input about the presence of some militants.
As the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon the forces, triggering off a gunfight, the report said.
A senior police officer also confirmed to about exchange of firing between militants and security forces. ( GNS )