The militants opened fire on vehicles of the security forces between Sanat Nagar and Hyderpora bypass road this afternoon, official sources said. They said a civilian was injured in the brief firing.

The whole area has been cordoned off and a hunt has been launched to nab the militants involved in the firing, the sources said.

Meanwhile, a lesser-known group Shohada Brigade claimed responsibility for the firing, saying two of its activists were involved. "Our two men carried out the attack on Army at Sanat Nagar in Srinagar," a person introducing himself as Shamsul Haq, spokesman of the group, told PTI on phone.

The group had also claimed responsibility for the twin terror strikes on a police station and an Army Camp in Jammu on Thursday which left ten persons including a Lt Col of Army dead.