Tahab gunfight: Internet services shut in Pulwama, clashes erupt

Tahab gunfight: Internet services shut in Pulwama, clashes erupt

As the word spread, people took to streets in Samboora and Tahab to protest the killings. In Samboora, reports said that forces resorted to aerial firing to disperse the protesters.

Internet services were suspended in Pulwama district of south Kashmir following the killing of two militants in a shootout in Tahab village early Sunday.

As the word spread, people took to streets in Samboora and Tahab to protest the killings. In Samboora, reports said that forces resorted to aerial firing to disperse the protesters.

Youth clash with forces in Tahab on Sunday after the killing of two militants. Kamran Yousuf/GK

An official said that mobile Internet services were suspended to prevent the “spreading of rumours”.

Meanwhile, search operation is going on in Tahab village where two militants, reportedly belonging to Hizb-ul-Mujahideen outfit, were killed in a brief shootout.