An encounter broke out between militants and security forces in the forest area of Kupwara district in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, the Indian Army said in Srinagar.

Security forces launched an operation in the forest area of Kupwara on Sunday morning following information about the presence of militants in the area, an Army official said.

File photo of Indian Army in Kashmir / Source: PTI

He said some gunshots were exchanged at the start of the operation which was continuing when the last reports were received.

Further details are awaited, he added.

(Feature image source: PTI)