A gunfight started on Friday between a group of militants and security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district.
Defence Ministry sources said the troops spotted three to five militants near the Line of Control (LoC) in Kawnar area.
"The militants were challenged after which they fired at the troops, triggering an encounter which is going on," an official said. "The militants have been surrounded."
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