Militants in Kashmir
Indian policemen stand guard after, according to local media reports, suspected militants opened fire at a police party inside a hospital in Srinagar February 6, 2018. [Representational Image]REUTERS/Danish Ismail

Six militants were killed on Friday in an encounter with security forces in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said.

An Indian Army official said the exchange of fire between security forces and militants began in the early hours in Bijbehara area of the district.

Six militants were killed in the operation and weapons were recovered from the spot, he said.

Further details of the incident were awaited, he added.