Srinagar, Mar 15 : A gunfight broke out between militants and government forces at Balhama area of Khanmoh in outskirts of Srinagar city. The cordon-and-search-operation was launched in the area following a militant attack on BJP leader that left a policeman injured.
A police officer said that the militants after carrying out an attack on BJP leader Muhammad Anwar Khan and leaving his PSO Bilal Ahmad injured fled away and took shelter inside the village.
As the joint team of forces intensified the searches in the village to trace out the hiding attackers, the militants fired upon forces triggering an encounter.
The intermittent firing was going on when reports last came in.