Three militants, including one who allegedly killed a policeman in Srinagar last month, were shot dead in an encounter with security forces early on Monday, police said.
Meanwhile, a spontaneous shutdown was observed in many areas across the valley as shops and other business establishments were shut and public transport was minimal, the official said.
The militants were identified as Eesa Fazli of Srinagar, Syed Owais and Sabzar Ahmad Sofi, both from Anantnag district, according to agency reports.
"While the searches were going on, hiding terrorists fired upon the search party to escape or breach the cordon". Clashes between groups of youths and security forces broke out in several areas of the city, he said.
The militants were killed in an anti-militancy operation. While authorities confirmed the killing of the three militants, the father of one of the terrorists took to social media to speak of how his son "had left for heavenly abode".
Police claimed recovering arms and ammunition from the militants.
The government forces have not suffered any damage in the stand-off, police said.
Restriction in some areas in Srinagar was imposed as one of the killed militants belongs to the Soura area of the capital city.
The restrictions, however, could hardly deter thousands assembling to offer the funeral prayers of the slain militant, who had joined the militancy in August past year.
Thousands of people attended the funeral prayers of Fazili at his native place in Soura area of Srinagar. The protesters shouted pro-freedom and anti-India slogans while demanding the bodies of the slain militants that were later handed over to their families.
Reports said restrictions have been put in place in some parts of Srinagar and internet service has been suspended.
Authorities also placed Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq under house arrest to prevent him from leading any protests against the killings of three militants in a gunfight.
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