Shopian militant killings trigger violent protests in south Kashmir

Reports of clashes were also received from Lal Chowk, Reshi Bazar and Old Town areas of Anantnag following rumours of the killing of a local militant in the Shopian gunfight.
Shopian militant killings trigger violent protests in south Kashmir

The killing of two militants during a gunfight with the security forces in Imam Sahab area of Shopian in south Kashmir on Friday triggered violent protests.

Reports said that youth took to streets and clashed with theforces near the gunfight site in Adkhara village.

Reports of clashes were also received from Lal Chowk, ReshiBazar and Old Town areas of Anantnag following rumours of the killing of alocal militant in the Shopian gunfight.

An official said two militants were killed in a gunfight inAdkhara early today after the army, police and the CRPF launched acordon-and-search-operation in the area.

He said the identity of the slain militants was beingascertained.

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