A civilian died in firing by security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama. (File)
Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir:
A man died during clashes between security forces and protesters in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama today. The clashes had started after the killing of three terrorists in an encounter Pulwama's Kalapore area. The man, Tauseef, who died in firing, had a track record of stone throwing, the police said.
A protest by the locals, where stones were thrown at the security forces, took place last evening when the encounter started, but the operation was not abandoned.
Three Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists were killed and an Army officer was injured during the encounter that lasted for six hours.
There were intelligence inputs that three local men, who had joined the banned terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba, were holed up inside a house in a densely populated locality. One of them was involved in a number of killings including that of sarpanch of Kakapora and district president of Pulwama.
Last week, top Lashkar operative Junaid Mattoo and two of his accomplices were gunned down during an encounter in Anantnag. Mattoo was involved in a number of attacks on security forces in the south Kashmir region.