It is still being described as an ongoing encounter but the Army has confirmed that one of its personnel has been martyred while three other armed forces personnel were injured in Khudwani area of Kulgam district in south Kashmir.
The incident is said to have been triggered after the gunfight started in Wani Mohallah of Khudwani.
It was when the locals came out to protest that the a 28-year-old civilian Sharjeel Ahmad received bullet injuries in stomach and succumbed.
As he was rushed to the hospital, he was declared brought dead.
Another civilian is also said to be seriously injured.
Meanwhile, in view of the protests, the internet services have been snapped in Anantnag and Kulgam districts of south Kashmir.
It is said that a joint team of Army’s 1 RR, Special Operation Group of J&K police, CRPF started cordon and search operation in Wani Mohallah.