The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) said the militants, who belonged to the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) and Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) outfits, were killed in two different cordon-and-search operations (CASO) carried out by the CRPF, Indian Army and the Jammu and Kashmir police.
"As the security forces closed in on the hiding militants, the security forces were fired upon, triggering the encounter".
In 2016, 165 militants were killed by the security forces along the Line of Control (LoC) and in the hinterland.
A teenager was injured when a mob clashed with the army in Pakherpora Chowk.
One security force personnel sustained injuries during the operation while eight civilians were injured in the action by the security forces against protesters who were trying to disrupt the anti-militancy operation. One of the seriously injured, a 15-year-old boy, was shifted to a Srinagar hospital, a report said.
When last reports came in, door-to-door searches were being carried out in the area.
The police said that one AK rifle with 5 magazines and 124 live rounds of ammunition, one Underbarrel Grenade Launcher (UBGL) with 5 rounds and other ammunition were recovered from the encounter site. And Militants started firing in order to escape from the area this triggers series of Gunfight between armed forces and militants.
The mob also torched a private vehicle in Futlipora, which was allegedly used by the security forces during the operation and later left behind near the gunfight site.
In a separate ongoing encounter, a militant was killed and a paratrooper injured in Sagipora village of Sopore in north Kashmir.
"100 local militants got killed this year in multiple gun battles across Kashmir Valley".