Clashes between troops, local youth in Kulgam area

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 In occupied Kashmir, intense clashes erupted during a cordon and search operation in Tarigam village of Kulgam district after groups of youth poured into streets and threw rocks on the forces taking part in the operation.

The forces fired pellets and teargas shells on the protesting youth. Several youth were injured in firing by the troops.

The operation, however, was called off as a result of stiff resistance by the local youth.

Meanwhile, unknown gunmen shot dead a man in Pantha Chowk area on Srinagar outskirts Monday evening. The deceased was identified as Sameer Ahmed Wani, 32. He was shifted to SMHS hospital where he was declared dead on arrival.