New Delhi: An encounter started on Thursday morning between security forces and militants in Jammu and Kashmir’s Bandipora district.

According to reports, one militant was killed during the operation while three others fled the spot.

Security forces had surrounded the village on specific information about the presence of militants on early Thursday morning.

The encounter erupted after forces cordoned off a house located in the forests in Aragam village.

The militants fired upon the security forces personnel triggering the gunfight.

The attack comes four days after Uri attack in which 18 Indian army soldiers were martyred and several others were injured.

(More details awaited)