3 militants gunned down in Pulwama, youth dies in clashes with security forces at encounter site

SRINAGAR: Three militants were today gunned down in Pulwama district and a youth died in clashes between stone-pelters and security personnel near the encounter site, a police official said.

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Thumna village after getting information about the presence of militants there, the official said.

A gunfight broke out between the security forces and the militants in which all the three ultras were killed, the official said.

Meanwhile, a mob started hurling stones at the security forces engaged in the anti-militancy operation. At least five people received pellet or bullet injuries in the security forces action against the protestors, the police official said.

He said one of the injured, 16-year-old Faizaan Ahmad Khan, was declared dead by doctors at a hospital. (AGENCIES)