Indian troops martyred five youth in Indian occupied Kashmir's Pulwama district on Saturday, the Kashmir Media Service reported.
Three of the youth were killed during a cordon and search operation launched by the troops in the Kharpora Sirnoo area of the district.
The killing sparked protests by residents resulting in clashes between the demonstrators and the Indian forces. The India troops fired bullets, pellets and teargas shells to disperse the protesters which lead to two more youths being killed and several others injured.
The occupying forces have suspended rails service in the valley.
Earlier this month a report released by the Research Section of Kashmir Media Service on the occasion of the World Human Rights Day, revealed Indian troops, in their unabated acts of state terrorism in occupied Kashmir, martyred 95,238 innocent Kashmiris, including 7,120 in custody, since January 1989 till date.
Indian troops martyred 95,238 Kashmiris since January 1989: report
The report said that the troops molested or disgraced 11,107 women and damaged 109,191 residential houses and other structures during the period.
Indian troops and police subjected at least 8,000 people to custodial disappearance in that time.