Indian security forces and suspected militants exchanged heavy firing in South Kashmir's Pulwama district, roughly 40km from summer capital of Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, Srinagar, on Friday night.
Armed men attacked a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) camp from both sides at 11pm.
The firing lasted 30 minutes, an unnamed police officials told Greater Kashmir. No casualties were reported, however, the suspected militants managed to escape, a source told WION.
The search operation was still going on when the last reports were reports were recieved.
The attack comes hours after India reportedly decided to deploy thousands of more soldiers in the embattled state.
Kashmir has been on the boil ever since Hizbul Mujahideen militant commander Burhan Wani was killed by Indian security forces on July 8.