Three Lashker-e-Taiba (LeT) militants were gunned down in separate shootouts in Jammu and Kashmir, where a civilian was allegedly killed by security forces sparking protest demonstrations in Baramulla district on Wednesday.
In another incident, shopkeeper Ghulam Hassan Baba was injured when militants carried out a grenade attack on a CRPF picket at Sarafkadal in interior city last evening, official sources said.
The grenade fell short of the picket and exploded on the roadside causing splinter injuries to Baba who was later shifted to a hospital.
Dreaded LeT militants -- Mohammad Amin Beg and his Pakistani associate Abu Qari -- were killed in a gunfight with security forces at Sumriyal forest near Lolab in Kupwara district last night.
Another LeT militant was killed in a gunfight during search operations at Shokbaba forest in Bandipora district this morning.
Civilian Ghulam Mohiuddin Parra was killed when an ambush party of security forces allegedly fired him upon outside his house at Reram village in Tangmarg area of Baramulla in the wee hours today.
Parra's death sparked off protests as hundreds of people blocked the Srinagar-Tangmarg road demanding an inquiry into his killing.
The protesters, however, dispersed peacefully when senior civil officers visited the scene and assured that the incident would be looked into and the family of the deceased provided ex-gratia relief in accordance with the rules.