A top Lashkar terrorist, Junaid Mattoo, is believed to be among the three terrorists trapped inside a building in the village. Matoo is involved in several attacks on security forces in south Kashmir.
As crowds from adjacent villages marched towards the encounter site. The troops opened fire in which one person was killed and six others were injured. A senior police officer said security forces had to open fire to prevent people from disrupting the operation. Dozens were also hurt during clashes.
"They are throwing stones and protest is on," he added.
Mobile internet services have been suspended across Kashmir as the government fears protests after Friday prayers.
A youngster was killed in security forces firing at Rangreth area of Srinagar after clashes last evening.
Police said terrorists shot at and injured a woman after they barged into her house last evening. Her husband was killed in security forces firing during an encounter at Frisal village in February.
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