Clashes intensified near encounter site in Bahmnoo village of Pulwama after forces fired live bullets and pellets on the protesters near the encounter site. According to the sources, many protestors were injured with pellet guns.
Meanwhile, three youth were injured when security forces fired bullets near the encounter site on them. The youths who were injured critically were shifted to Srinagar hospitals for specialised treatment.
The injured were identified as Mohammad Saleem, a resident of Chawan Keller, was referred to Srinagar from Pulwama district hospital, sources said.
Earlier Jahangir Ahmad Wagay, 16, son of Abdul Hamid, a resident of Abhama was hit with a bullet in his abdomen.
Mushtaq Ahmad, 23, son of Abdul Rashid Kumar of Keller Pulwama was hit by a shell in the lower part of the body was admitted in a Srinagar hospital. Tariq Ahmad son of Muhmmad Sultan of Kellow Pulwama was hit by a bullet on the right side of the chest.
All the injured, according to the hospital administration, are stable.
Meanwhile, as per police sources, many militants were trapped in the area, two militants namely Kifayat Ahmad and Jahangir Ahmad have been killed so far. However, so far, the dead body of Kifayat has been recovered and the dead body of Jahangeer is yet to be recovered.
Meanwhile, the operation was going on when this report was filed.