One killed in firing at militants-security forces encounter site

One killed in firing at militants-security forces encounter site
One person was killed and four others were injured today in security forces' action against stone-pelting protesters near the encounter site in Chadoora area of central Kashmir's Budgam district.

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Durbugh area of Chadoora in the wee hours following information about the presence of militants in the area, a police official said.
He said the search operation turned into a gunbattle after militants opened fire on security forces.

As the security forces were engaged in the exchange of firing with holed-up militants, a large number of protesters started pelting stones at the law enforcing agencies, the official said.

He said one person was hit by a bullet in the neck and rushed to a hospital here.
He succumbed to injuries on way to the hospital.

Four others suffered injuries as security forces fired pellet guns and tear smoke shells in a bid to disperse the protesters, the official said. The gunbattle between security forces and militants was going on till last reports came in, the official said.

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