An encounter between militants and government forces has raged at Qaimoh area of Kulgam district in south Kashmir.
Sources told Kashmir Dispatch that government forces acting on a specific information launched a cordon and search operation in Qaimoh Cheddar area.
As the searches were underway, a group of militants fired upon on government forces from a residential house. The forces also retaliated to the fire.
The firefight between them two sides is underway, sources said, adding that 3-4 militants including a top commander of Lashkar-e-Taiba are believed to be trapped in a residential house.