Srinagar: At least 4 protesting youth sustained bullet injuries while clashing with government forces near the gunfight site at Brubgam in south Kashmir’s Puwama district on Monday.
The injured are being treated at local hospitals except one who was shifted to District Hospital Pulwama, sources said.
They said that those treated locally have bullet injuries in lower limbs.
Meanwhile, the encounter between militants and government forces at Drubgam was underway where forces have pressed their helicopters into service.
Intense clashes between protesters and forces near and around the encounter site were also going on.
The encounter broke out after a cordon and search operation (CASO) was launched by troops of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) 182 Battalion and 183 Battalion, along with 44 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) and Special Operations Group (SOG) Pulwama.
Two Army soldiers including an officer were injured in the initial firing with militants.