Indian forces shot dead three more civilians under the garb of search operation in Uri, Baramulla district of held Kashmir, Express News reported.
According to Kashmir Media Service, the forces cordoned off the village of Kalgi and began searching the residences there. The military claimed that they were fired upon, and while responding, shot three people dead.
It went on to add that the deceased were foreigners and that the forces had been searching the area on a tip-off.
Meanwhile, a police official Javed Ahmed said five people including a security personnel were also injured in the exchange of fire, while two houses were damaged.
Indian security forces often open fire at civilians in the name of search operations in held Kashmir. Pakistan has been urging international community, the United Nations and human rights organisations to bring the state terrorism in Kashmir to a halt.