shutdown in Pulwama against killing of militant in Samboora gunfight
Clashes erupted amid a shutdown in Pulwama district of south Kashmir on Friday against the killing of a militant in a gunfight with government forces in Samboora area last night.
Reports and witnesses said that youth took to streets and pelted the forces with stones to protest the killing of a militant.
The forces, they said, responded by firing teargas shells, triggering further clashes.
Meanwhile, a spontaneous shutdown is being observed in most areas of the district to mourn the killing of the militant.
Two army soldiers were also killed in the gunfight while two more militants are believed to have escaped from the cordon.
Mobile Internet continued to remain suspended today in the district. They were snapped last night after the gunfight erupted in Samboora.