Two suspected militants were killed in a gunfight with security forces in South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Wednesday, the Jammu and Kashmir Police said.

A teenager caught in the crossfire in Chaigund village near the site of the gunfight died of a bullet wound. Security forces fired pellets and tear gas shells to disperse protestors during the operation, the Greater Kashmir reported quoting GNS news agency. Two girls were also injured.

“In an encounter at Saigund Shopian, two terrorists were neutralised and weapons have been recovered,” Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police SP Vaid said on Twitter, adding that a search operation was still on.

The Indian Army’s 44 Rashtriya Rifles unit, the Jammu and Kashmir Police and the 14th Battalion of the Central Reserve Police Force are carrying out the joint operation in Chaigund village.

Authorities have suspended internet services in the districts of Pulwama and Shopian.