Five civilians were killed and at least 43 others injured post a gunfight in Kulgam district of south Kashmir in which three militants were killed and two soldiers injured on Sunday.
Sources said that five civilian were killed and 43 others injured either in blast near the site of encounter or in government forces action against the civilian protesters.
Earlier, three militants were killed in a gunfight with government forces.
Witnessed said as soon the gunfight ended and government forces withdrew from the area, local residents thronged the encounter site.
They said people were sprinkling water on the debris of the house when an explosive device went up.
" Three civilians have been killed and dozens are injured," said a witness.
He said that the injured people have been taken to hospital for treatment.