Clashes erupt in Shopian after militant killings

Srinagar

Clashes broke out between the government forces and people in Kapran area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district following the killing of six militants in an encounter.

Reports said that people from nearby villages of Batagund Kapran took to streets and pelted government forces with stones, forces resorted to aerial firing, however, there were no injuries reported from the spot.

Earlier, six militants were killed during an encounter with government forces in Batagund village of Shopian. The identity of the slain militants was not immediately known.

An army soldier was also injured in the gunfight, said an official.

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