Two militants who were holed up in a house at Sopore in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district were killed in an encounter with security forces.
An Army official said operations are still continuing in the area.
Security forces had launched a cordon-and-search operation in Natipora area of Sopore at around 3:30 am after receiving information about the presence of militants there, a police official said.
During the searches, the militants, believed to be two in number, opened fire on the forces, triggering the gun-battle, he said.
The official said there has been no casualty so far.
Meanwhile, the Pakistani Army initiated indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatics, 82 mm and 120 mm mortars along the Line of Control (LoC) in Naushera and Krishna Ghati sectors.
The Indian Army posts are retaliating strongly and effectively.
The firing is presently on.
- - With inputs from agencies