Srinagar: At least two civilians were killed and several others injured in retaliatory firing by the security forces after an army patrol party came under attack in Jammu and Kashmir`s Shopian district on Saturday.
According to reports, the army had to resort to firing after hundreds of protesters attacked a patrol party with stones and shouted anti-India slogans in Ganowpora village of Shopian district in south Kashmir.
The two youths who sustained bullet wounds, succumbed soon after they were rushed to the hospital for treatment.
The incident has triggered tension in the area and senior civil and police officers have been rushed to the spot to take stock of the situation.
The fresh protests in the area began two days after a youth was killed and two women were injured during a gunfight between militants holed up and the security forces in the same district.
The militants were also killed in that gunfight that took place in Dairoo`s Chaigund area in Shopian on Wednesday.
Their bodies were later recovered by the security forces.
The slain terrorists were later identified as local residents of the area.