Encounter between militants, security forces in J-K

March starts with an encounter which broke out this morning between militants and security forces in Hajin area of Bandipora district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in village Shakurdin today morning following information about presence of militants there, a police official said.

He said the search operation turned into an encounter after militants opened firing towards security forces.

No casualties have been reported so far, he added.