Acting on specific information about the presence of terrorists in Rangreth near the old airfield here, the security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the area, a police official said.
While the forces were conducting searches in the area, the terrorists opened fire at them. The forces retaliated and an encounter ensued, he said.
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A terrorist was arrested from the spot. The exchange of fire is still underway, the official said.
Some youths assembled near the encounter site and started pelting stones on the security forces, he said, adding that further details are awaited.