Three rebels and one civilian were killed in violence in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, police said, two days after soldiers killed five fighters along the border with Pakistan.
Inspector-General of Police Muneer Ahmed Khan said soldiers and police cordoned off a residential area after receiving information there were armed terrorists there.
“During the patrol three militants were found right outside a house and they were killed in a short and good operation,” Khan said. “All the three were locals,” he said.
The deaths sparked clashes between government forces and residents of the area, near the town of Tral, where locals threw stones and shouted slogans against the government.
A 16-year-old youth, injured in clashes with security forces in Pulwama district, succumbed to injuries in a hospital, police said.
Muhammad Younis Sheikh was injured in clashes between the security forces and protesters in Tral area after three militants were killed by security forces in a gunfight in Gulab Bagh area of Tral.
“He was shifted to Srinagar for treatment where he succumbed to critical injuries,” police said.