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Youth killed in clashes near South Kashmir encounter site

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Pulwam,June 29 CNS: A civilian has reportedly been killed in the ongoing gunfight between militants and government forces.

The clashes between protesters and government forces broke out after Chatpora area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district was cordoned off by Forces.

Official sources said that two to three militants are believed to be trapped in the house. The exchange of fire is going on.

Eyewitnesses said that over 8 youth suffered injuries some of them with serious injuries have been shifted to Srinagar for treatment.

A youth identified as Faizan Gani has succumbed to his injuries in the hospital.

Witnesses added that Forces used bullets and pellets to disperse protesters near the encounter site who were trying to disrupt operation.