Srinagar: An encounter broke out between terrorists and security forces in Pakherpora area of central Kashmir's Budgam district today, police said.
Police said following specific information about the presence of militants, the security forces surrounded Futlipora village in Pakherpora area.
Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Pakherpora area, 45 kms from here, following information about presence of militants in the area, a police official said.
He said the militants opened fire on security forces, who retaliated, triggering a fierce gunbattle.
Authorities have also suspended Internet services in the district to prevent spread of rumours, he said.
There are no reports of any casualties on either side so far, he added.