SRINAGAR: A teenager was killed and several others injured when clashes erupted between civilians and security forces during an anti-terror operation in South Kashmir's Shopian district on Wednesday. Two terrorists, affiliated to the Hizbul Mujahideen, were also gunned down during the encounter.

The civilian, identified as Shakir Ahmad Mir, 17, was killed when armed forces fired at a crowd trying to disrupt anti-terror operations against three HM terrorists holed up at Chaigund village in the district. Shakir was rushed to a primary health centre, where he was declared dead on arrival.

Kashmir additional director general of police Munir Khan said, "Three HM terrorists wearing burqas were seen entering a residential house at Chaigund village in the afternoon today. So, the security forces cordoned the area and zeroed in the house where they were holed-up."

Shopian SSP Shri Ram Ambarkar said the encounter was carried out by a joint team of the Army, police and CRPF.