Indian forces kill 4 youth in Occupied Kashmir

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Two civilians, three Army soldiers and four suspected militants were killed as a fierce encounter broke out in south Kashmir's Kulgam district on Sunday.

Sources said security forces cordoned off Nagbal village in Frisal pocket of south Kashmir's Kulgam district late on Saturday night following information that a group of terrorists was hiding in the area.

"Our forces are still looking for the militants who escaped", police spokesman Manoj Pandita told Anadolu Agency.

Police stated that it had no "easy" solution to control people on such occasions, saying that they are massively interfering in its "anti- militancy" operations. "We have referred at least 21 wounded youth to district hospital Anantnag", chief medical officer of Kulgam, Dr Shafi said, adding that a lot of them were out of danger.

The police official said the separatists march would be foiled and nobody would be allowed to disturb law and order situation in the Valley, which is witnessing normalcy after over five month long unrest.

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KULGAM, Jammu and Kashmir - An encounter is now underway between security forces and terrorists in Yaripora of Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam. Two of the injured soldiers succumbed while being shifted to hospital. "In case they are outside home they (should) be recalled to home", said the advisory.

It was also reported that one police personnel also sustained injuries.

In the evening, thousands of people attended the funeral of slain militants and civilians. Seven people died in an encounter, while a civilian died when security forces fired into the crowds.

Brigadier R Chakraborty, 1-Sector Commander, Rashtriya Rifles on Sunday afternoon informed that two ou of the four militants belonged to Hizbul Mujahideen while the rest two belonged to Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).

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