Two militants, a civilian and a policeman were killed and dozens others injured in the ongoing gunfight between militants and the government forces in Srigufwara area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Friday.
Director General of Police SP Vaid confirmed that two militants were killed in the ongoing gunfight.
Reports said that the owner of the house in which militants were hiding and his wife were injured as the firefight broke out in Nowshera Khiram in Srigufwara today morning.
The house owner, identified as Muhammad Yousuf Rather, and his wife Hafeeza were shifted to sub-district hospital Bijbehara for treatment. However, Rather was declared dead on arrival while Hafeeza was shifted to SKIMS Soura for specialized treatment.
Two army men and a policeman of Special Operations Group of Jammu and Kashmir Police were injured in the firefight. The injured were rushed to a hospital where he succumbed.
Meanwhile, massive clashes have erupted near the site of the gunfight and in the adjoining areas.
Reports said that youth pelted stones on the forces to disrupt their operation against the besieged militants, believed to be four in number. The forces responded by firing live ammunition, tear gas and pellets.
Reports said SDH Bijbehara and PHC Srigufwara received twenty injured civilians for treatment at the twin facilities.
The exchange of fire between the militants and the forces was on when last reports came.