Srinagar: Two militants were killed in an encounter with the government forces in Shirmal area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Tuesday.even as massive clashes erupted after locals tried to march towards the site of the gunfight.
As per reports the gunfight broke out today morning after a joint party of the army and the state police launched a cordon-and-search-operation in Shirmal village following inputs about the presence of militants.
They said that two militants were killed in the shootout that ensued after militants fired at the forces, adding that more militants are believed to be trapped inside the hideout.
However, there was no official confirmation on the militant casualties yet.
Meanwhile, massive clashes erupted after the residents came out of their houses and tried to march towards the site of the gunfight.
The residents threw stones on who responded by firing tear gas shelling.
Further details are awaited.