Encounter rages between Government forces and militants in Imam sahib area of South kashmir’s Shopian district. Reports reaching to KNO that joint team of forces including 34 RR and SoG Shopian intensified search operation towards the suspected spot in Adkhara area of imam sahib area of Shopian, hiding militants fired upon forces which was retaliated triggered an encounter. Earlier on specific inputs about the presence of militants in the area, joint team of forces launched search operation in the area. Two to three militants are believed to be trapped in the area.(KNO)