Government forces resort to firing during clashes in Shopian

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SRINAGAR — Government forces resorted to aerial firing during clashes near encounter site in Pargochi area of Shopian.

Reports reaching here said that soon after the news of killing of two militants spread in the area, youth took to streets and started pelting stones on government forces which was retaliated by aerial firing, tear smoke and sound shells.

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Earlier, two militants namely Bilal from Keegam and Rahil Rashid Sheikh of Nunner Ganderbal were killed in a brief shootout in orchards of Pargochi.

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Search operation is still going on in the area. One militant is believed to have managed to escape from the spot and forces believe that he is somewhere hidden in the sealed area, official sources said.

Meanwhile, authorities have snapped internet services in the Shopian district in wake of the gunfight.

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