Srinagar, Jun 29 (PTI) At least four persons were injured in clashes between stone-pelters and security forces today near an encounter site in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir where three militants were reportedly trapped. Also Read - Vaccination Drive Suspended in Maharashtra Till Monday Due to CoWin App Glitches

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Thumna village after getting information about presence of militants there, a police official said. Also Read - Day 1 of Largest Vaccination Drive Ends as Over 1.9 Frontline Workers Get First Jabs | 10 Points

He said the security forces managed to pin point the location of the militants but the operation to flush them out was delayed due to presence of some civilians in the house. Also Read - Live Cricket Streaming India vs Australia 4th Test: When And Where to Watch IND vs AUS Stream Live Cricket Match Online And on TV

A gun fight broke out after all the civilians were evacuated, the official said.

Director General of Police S P Vaid said three militants were reportedly trapped at the encounter site.

Meanwhile, a mob started pelting stones at the security forces engaged in the operation. Four persons received pellet or bullet injuries in the action by security forces against the stone-pelters, the police official said.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.