Tral encounter: Intense clashes erupt

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File Photo. Photograph by Vikar Syed for The Kashmir Walla

Intense clashes erupted between protesters and government forces near gunfight site in Tral area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district where an encounter is underway.

Reports said that scores of protesters assembled near the site and threw stones on forces who responded to tear smoke shelling.

Announcements are being made on loudspeakers in the mosques asking others to come out and help the trapped militants escape, a local was quoted as saying by the Kashmiriyat.

People in large numbers from adjacent areas are trying marching towards the encounter site.

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