Srinagar, March 28: Four terrorists were killed on Thursday as two gun fights raged in Shopian and Kupwara districts of Jammu and Kashmir.
Three militants were gunned down in Shopian district and one in Kupwara district.
Two of the slain militants belonged to Pulwama and one to Shopian. The identity of the fourth killed in another gunbattle in Yaroo village in Kupwara is being ascertained, police said.
The other gun battle was in Yaroo village of Langate area in Kupwara, where firing exchanges began as security forces closed down on the militants.
Street protests and a spontaneous shutdown triggered after the killings in Shopian and Pulwama districts, authorities said.
Soon after the encounter, civilians clashed with security forces in Shopian and Pulwama towns. Security forces used tear smoke and pellets to quell the mobs.