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Street violence as 3 militants die in Kashmir

IANS  |  Srinagar 

Security forces on Thursday shot dead three militants in Jammu and Kashmir's district and battled rebels in district, triggering street protests and a spontaneous shutdown in both places, authorities said.

The militants were killed in a gun battle that erupted when they opened fire at the security forces in Yarwan village during a cordon and search operation, a said.

The other battle raged in Yaroo village in Two of the slain militants belonged to Pulwama and one to

Immediately after the gunfight, civilians engaged security forces in clashes in and Pulwama towns. Security forces used tear smoke and pellets to quell the mobs, official sources said.

A spontaneous shutdown was observed in both towns, with markets getting shut and transport going off the roads.

As a precaution, authorities suspended in the affected areas.

Another operation against militants was going on in Yaroo village in district where reports said two militants were trapped inside a cordon laid by the security forces.

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First Published: Thu, March 28 2019. 13:06 IST
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