Srinagar: Four freedom fighters were killed on Saturday in a gunfight with the Indian forces in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, reports said.
According to police, the forces surrounded Hajin Payeen village after receiving information about the presence of militants there.
“As the cordon was tightened, the militants who were hiding opened fire. That triggered an encounter,” said an official.
Quoting a senior police official, news agency GNS reported that four militants were killed in the gunfight. “The searches are on,” he said.
Meanwhile, intense clashes erupted between the protesters and the government forces near the site of a gunfight.
Reports said that the residents, especially youth, came out of their houses and pelted the forces with stones as soon as the news of gunfight spread in the area.
They said the forces responded by firing tear gas at the protesters.