Gunfight erupts between security forces and militants in J&K: Watch video

Srinagar, Jan 22: A gunfight between security forces and militants began on Tuesday in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district, police sources said.Firing exchanges were underway in the orchards of Heff Shermal village. "The area has been sealed off to prevent the militants from escaping," the informed sources added.Rashtriya Rifles (RR) and Special Operations Group (SOG) of state police were involved in the counter insurgency operation.

The encounter began between militants and joint team of forces at village Heff-Chillipora in Shopian South Kashmir. Nearly five to six militants are believed to be trapped. 

By Aasuf Suhaf/IANS