Kulgam gunfight: Clashes leave several injured

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Several youths were injured after clashes  erupted near the gunfight site in Redwani Bala area of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Tuesday.

The clashes erupted between youth and government forces soon after the gunfight broke out in the village.

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Reports said that youth started throwing stones at forces to disrupt the operation and help the militants escape from the area.

However, government forces retaliated with pellets and teargas shells at the protesters to chase them away.

Reports said that three persons with pellet injuries were brought to the facility for treatment. The injured persons were referred to district hospital Anantnag for treatment.

Earlier Forces had launched a Cordon and Search Operation in the area upon receiving  specific input about the presence of Militants in the area.

The Gunfight began when the holed up militants opened fire upon the forces.

In the ensuing gunfight, two Local Militants  one army man was also killed.

Meanwhile, mobile internet services have been snapped in Kulgam and Anantnag districts while railway services have been suspended yet again


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