Srinagar: Clashes between civilian protesters and forces erupted near the encounter site in Padgampora, Awantipora village of Pulwama district Thursday morning.
A gunfight started in the village after forces laid a siege and started search operation in the area.
Reports said that soon after the “anti-militant” operation was started, scores of protesters mostly youth came on streets and started targeting forces with stones and rocks.
They said that police and forces retaliated by firing tear smoke shells to disperse the protesters.
Clashes and anti-militant operation were going on in the area when reports last came in.
Earlier reports said that one of the militants engaged in the gunfight was killed.
Train services on Srinagar-Banihal track have also been suspended.