Kreeri gunfight: Violent protests break out near encounter site

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Violent protests broke out  in Kreeri village of  north Kashmir’s Baramulla district where an encounter between government forces and militants is underway.

Residents in large numbers , mostly youth took  to streets in Utoora and its adjoining villages of Kreeri this morning and staged a protest against the ongoing gunfight


Angry youth shouting pro-freedom slogans threw rocks at the government forces, resulting in action by government forces who lobbed teargas shells to disperse the stone throwing protesters..

The clashes were going on when this report was filed.