Indian troops in a major crackdown killed five Kashmiri youth in Kulgam district early this morning.

Indian media reported that two troops were also killed in clashes, which took place after forces cordoned off Nowpora area of Frisal in the district.

Deputy Inspector General of police Vijay Kumar while talking to media confirmed that four youth were killed in the crackdown operation launched jointly by Indian army and paramilitary central reserve police force in Frisal area of the district.

Two of the five martyred youth have been identified as Zubair Ahmad butt of Nowpora, Frisal, and Ashfaq Ahmad of Shopian. The police officer said the bodies of the youth were recovered from the debris of a house where the youth were staying in.

According to Indian army the operation in Kulgam is still going on.