Gunshots were heard during a cordon and search operation launched by the government forces in Akingam village of southern Anantnag district Monday morning.
Sources said that acting on inputs about the presence of militants in the village, a joint contingent of government forces laid a siege to the village.
They said that as the siege was being laid a few gunshots were heard.
However, it could not be confirmed immediately who fired the shots.
Meanwhile, local sources said that the government forces have intensified the searches in the village and heavy deployments were seen moving towards the spot.