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Kashmir encounter: 2 LeT militants gunned down, 1 surrenders in Kulgam

One civilian killed, ten other protesters also sustained injuries in these clashes

IANS  |  Srinagar 

Kashmir encounter
Visuals from the site of encounter between security forces and terrorists in Kulgam's Chadder area

Two (LeT) militants were killed while another surrendered in a gunfight on Sunday in Jammu and Kashmir's district where a civilian was killed and 10 others injured in subsequent street protests.

Police said two LeT militants, including a top commander, were killed while another one surrendered in Chaddar Motelhama in Qaimoh area.

As the gunfight progressed, civilians poured out of their homes and clashed with the security force in a bid to disrupt the operation, police said.

A civilian, identified as Yawar Ahmad Dar, 27, sustained a in the violence. He was shifted to hospital where doctors declared him dead.

Ten other protesters also sustained in these clashes, the sources said.

said here that the terrorists were killed in a joint operation by the Army, (CRPF) and state police.

Police said the militants fired at a road clearing party of security forces in Chaddar Motelhama in Qaimoh area.

The security forces were carrying out a highway clearance operation for the forthcoming Amarnath Yatra when they were fired at by the hiding militants, triggering the encounter, a said.

First Published: Sun, June 24 2018. 19:56 IST