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10 injured in clashes between forces, stone-pelters at encounter site in Kashmir

At least 10 people were injured on Saturday as clashes broke out between security forces and stone-pelters near an encounter site in Shopian

india Updated: Aug 04, 2018 15:55 IST
Shopian,Jammu and Kashmir,Encounter
Stone pelters attempt clashed with security forces in Killora village where 5 terrorists were gunned down. (ANI Photo)

At least 10 people were injured on Saturday as clashes broke out between security forces and stone-pelters near an encounter site in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir where five militants were killed during an overnight operations, police said.

Hundreds of protestors assembled near the encounter site in Kiloora village after the five militants were killed in a gunbattle and started pelting security forces with stones, a police official said.

He said the security forces fired pellets and live rounds in air to disperse the mob in face of relentless stone-pelting.

Several persons were injured in the security forces’ action, he said, adding four of them have been referred to a hospital here for specialised treatment.

First Published: Aug 04, 2018 15:54 IST