Indian troops launched a violent cordon and search operation at Panjran in Lassipora area of the district, last evening, and martyred one youth. Three more youth martyred by the troops in the same area, today.
The bodies of the youth also recovered from the debris of two residential houses destroyed by the troops in the area.
The martyred youth identified as Suleiman Khan, Shabbir Ahmed Dar, Imran Ahmed Butt and Aashiq Hussain Ganai.
Suleiman Khan and Shabbir Ahmed Dar were also working with the Indian police as special police officers, who had gone missing along with their service rifles from District Police Lines, Pulwama, and had joined the mujahideen ranks, yesterday.
Meanwhile, people took to the streets and staged forceful demonstrations against the killings.
Indian police and troops fired pellets and teargas shells to disperse the demonstrators, also injuring several of them.
The occupation authorities suspended internet service in Pulwama and several other areas of south Kashmir.
The Chairman of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, and Hurriyat leader, Mushtaq-ul-Islam, in their statements in Srinagar paid rich tributes to the martyred youth.