Acting on a tip off, army's 18, 28 Rashtriya Rifles and SOG cordoned off the upper belt of the Affan forest area Mehandiwali Behak, Lalpora in Lolab, reports said.
As the troops started combing operations, the militants hiding in the forest area reportedly opened fire on forces, triggering a gun-battle.
A senior army official told that on the basis of specific intelligence input joint team of army and police cordoned off the area at around 5.00 pm on Tuesday and around 5:45 militants holed inside the forest area opened fire on the forces.
So far one militant has been killed and the operation is still going on, he said adding that 4 to 5 militants believed to be under trap.
--IBNS (Posted on 17-12-2013)