Srinagar: Intense clashes erupted between government forces and protesters in Drubgam village of Pulwama on Monday.
Earlier a gunfight raged between militants and forces in the village after a search operation was launched in the area.
Sources said that during initial exchange of fire between militants and forces, scores of youth took to streets and started pelting stones on forces to disrupt their operation and help hiding militants escape.
Clashes were going on when reports last came in.
Police officials confirmed the gunfight between militants and forces however said that situation was under their control.