Encounter breaks out in Shopian

Srinagar: An encounter broke out between security forces and militants in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir today, police said.
The militants opened firing on an Army patrol at Jamnagri in Shopian district, the police said, adding that the Army personnel retaliated the fire which triggered the gunbattle.
No casualties were reported.
Earlier in the day, security forces launched a search operation in forest area of Tral in Pulwama district following a brief exchange of firing with militants, a police official said.
He said the security forces launched a search operation as the ultras fled in thick vegetation of the forest.
Meanwhle three persons, including a minor boy were injured when suspected militants hurled a grenade at a security force vehicle in the summer capital, Srinagar on Wednesday afternoon.
Official sources said that the suspected militants lobbed a grenade at a security force vehicle near Bemina crossing at Chatabal in Srinagar injuring three civilians.
The injured were immediately taken to a hospital, they said.
Meanwhile, the suspected militants managed to escape during the chaos created due to the explosion. But security forces were rushed and a search operation has been launched to nab the attackers.