Armed force personnel was injured in an encounter with militants in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district on Thursday, police said.
The police said that the chief of Ansar Gazwatul Hindi, Imtiyaz Shah, alias Ghazi Khalid was among the trapped militants.
Armed forces launched a cordon-and-search operation in Shopian town’s Baba Mohalla following information about the presence of militants there, a police official said.
He said the search operation turned into an encounter after the militants opened fire on the security forces, who retaliated.
Armed personnel sustained injuries in the firing, the official said, adding that the operation was going on.