Clashes broke out between youth and government forces near the site of gunfight at Pinglena village of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Monday local media reports.
#Pulwama appeals to locals to leave the site of Pulwama encounter. Four 55 Rashtriya Rifles personnel have lost their lives & one injured and two terrorists neutralised in the ongoing operation. (Visuals deferred by unspecified time) #JammuAndKashmir ANI reports.
Pinglana, Pulwama encounter: One AK-47 & one pistol recovered. Identification of bodies of the two militants killed during encounter, yet to be confirmed. Search operation continues.
Witnesses said that hit streets and pelted stones on forces to disrupt the anti-militancy operation.
They said that forces retaliated by firing teargas smoke shells and pellets to disperse the stone-pelting youth.
Earlier, two militants, four Army men and a civilian were killed in the gunfight.