Srinagar, January 22: Encounter rages between militants and government forces in Kilbal area of South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Saturday.

Reports reaching GNS that a joint team of Police and army’s 34RR launched a cordon and search operation in Kilbal.

As the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon the forces, triggering off an gunfight.

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A senior police officer also confirmed to GNS about exchange of firing between militants and security forces.

As per sources two militants are believed to be trapped.