Advisor to Jammu and Kashmir Governor K Vijay Kumar and DGP, J&K, Dilbag Singh on Sunday regretted the loss of civilian lives in Kulgam district.
"They have expressed profound condolences to the bereaved families. Such sites should be avoided by civilians till they are properly sanitized," said an official statement.
Earlier, five civilians and three militants were killed in Laroo village of Kulgam district.
Eye witnesses said that three civilians were killed in a blast after gunfight ended in Larnoo village. Two more civilians are believed to have died during subsequent clashes with the forces.