Srinagar, August 14:Encounter has started between militants and security forces in Targai area of Rajouri District in Jammu Division on Sunday evening, offcials said.

A senior police officer told that a team of Police and army launched a cordon and search operation in Targai village on a very specific input.

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As the joint team approached towards the suspected area, the hiding militants fired upon the party leading to an encounter, officer added.

Till this report was being filed intermittent exchange of fire was going on.