Srinagar, Jun 29 (PTI) Two militants were today gunned down in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir and a youth died in clashes between stone-pelters and security personnel near the encounter site, a police official said. Also Read - Live Cricket Score Ind vs Aus 4th Test Day 3 Today's Match Live Updates Gabba, Brisbane: Hazlewood Removes Pujara, Mayank Joins Rahane; 100 up For India
Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Thumna village after getting information about the presence of militants there, the official said. Also Read - Cristiano Ronaldo Eyes Two Records When Juventus-Inter Milan Serie A Clash
Three militants were holed up inside a house. The security personnel managed to pinpoint the location of the militants but the operation had to be delayed due to the presence of civilians in the house, he said. Also Read - Lionel Messi-Marc Ter Stegen Clash After Barcelona Beat Real Sociedad in Spanish Super Cup: Reports
A gunfight broke out between the security forces and the militants after all the civilians were evacuated. Two of the three militants were killed, the official said.
Meanwhile, a mob started hurling stones at the security forces engaged in the anti-militancy operation.
At least five people received pellet or bullet injuries in the security forces action against the protestors, the police official said.
He said one of the injured, 16-year-old Faizaan Ahmad Khan, was declared dead by doctors at a hospital.
This is published unedited from the PTI feed.