On 15 August, the Indian independence day, militants attacked security forces at Nowhatta in downtown Srinagar, injuring five personnel, and triggering a gunfight.
The unspecified number of militants fired at the security forces in the area which is close to the historic Jama Masjid.
According to the media reports, seven security personnel were injured in the militant attack.
The exchange of fire was going on.
The attack came as the country is celebrating the 70th Independence Day.
In separate incident, an infiltration bid has been foiled in the Uri sector and according to NDTV two militants have been killed.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation on the occasion from Red Fort, New Delhi.
- With PTI inputs