Gunshots were heard during cordon and search operation by government forces at Verinag-Dooru in Anantnag district on Saturday night.
A source said that a joint team of army and Jammu and Kashmir police launched searches in Kokagund village of Verinag late in the evening. "During searches at least ten to fifteen gun shots were heard at around 9:00 pm."
However, a source said, "As the searches were on militants fired several rounds. The fire was retaliated but the militants escaped towards the forests. The reinforcement has been rushed towards the area and the massive search operation has been launched to trace the militants."