Pulwama, December 29(KNB):Four militants were killed on Saturday in an encounter that broke out between militants and government forces in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.
As per the reports, the forces surrounded Hajin Payeen village after receiving information about the presence of militants there.
Meanwhile, as the cordon was tightened, the militants who were hiding opened fire, that triggered an encounter.
While as, intense clashes erupted between the protesters and the government forces near the site of a gunfight, 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.
The forces responded by firing tear gas at the protesters.
The searches are on as per the last reports.(KNB)