Government forces on Thursday exchanged gunfire with the militants trapped inside a residential house in Mir Mohalla of Hajin in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district.
An official said that the forces were holding fire as two to three houses are still stuck inside the house where the militants are trapped.
He said that the forces were trying to get the civilians out of the house.
An intermittent exchange of fire was on between the two sides when this report was being field.
Further details are awaited.