Srinagar, Jul 22 (PTI) An encounter broke out between militants and security forces in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, police said.

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Warpora area of Sopore, following information about presence of militants there, a police official said.

He said the search operation turned into an encounter after militants opened fire towards security forces positions, which was retaliated.

Two militants were believed to be trapped inside the cordoned area, the official said, adding that no casualties have been reported so far.

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