SRINAGAR. Five militants were killed in a gunfight with the government forces, even as a dozen protesters were wounded in ensuing clashes in Kellam area of South Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Sunday.
Reports said that five militants were killed in the gunfight that broke out today morning after the forces launched a cordon-and-search-operation.
A police official said the identification of the slain militants is being ascertained.
An army spokesman said that four militants were killed in the gunfight. “The operation is over,” he said.
Reports said that clashes erupted soon after the gunfight broke out today morning.
They said the forces fired pellets and tear gas at the protesters who were pelting them with stones.
A health official said that twelve persons were injured in the clashes with ten of them hit by pellets.
Internet was suspended in the district soon after the gunfight broke out today morning.__GK News