Militants, security forces exchange fire, no casualties

Srinagar: A gunbattle broke out between militants and security forces in Kulgam district of south Kashmir this evening, police said.

The gunfight ensued when police and Rashtriya Rifles launched a search operation in Dodhipora village, 75-km from here, following a tip-off about presence of militants there.

"The exchange of fire is still on between the two sides," a police spokesman said.

There was no immediate report of any casualty, he said.