Overnight killing of militant sparks shutdown and clashes in South Kashmir

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Overnight killing of militant sparks shutdown and clashes in South Kashmir

The encounter had started on Sunday night resulting the clashes between locals and government forces.


Pulwama, Aug 7: The overnight killing of an alleged Lashkar-e-Toiba militant sparked spontaneous shutdown and clashes in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Monday.
A non-local militant was killed while three of his associates were reportedly managed to escape during a gunfight in Samboora village of Pampore town in Pulwama district.
The encounter had started on Sunday night resulting the clashes between locals and government forces.
Reports said that angry protesters stoned army vehicles who in retaliation resorted to aerial firing. Police and Para-military troopers deployed in the town fired tear-smoke shells and pellets to keep pro-freedom protesters at bay.
Meanwhile, a complete shutdown is being observed in the town against the killing of the militant. All the shops and business establishments in the district are shut while skeletal movement of transport can be observed on the roads.

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