Militant killed in Pulwama, clashes erupt at shootout site

Srinagar: Clashes broke out on Tuesday near the site of a shootout in which the Army killed a militant, in Pulwama district, police said.

Earlier in the day, militants had fired at a patrol party of the Rashtriya Rifles in Chowduri Bagh village of Litter area in the district.

In retaliatory firing by the Army, one militant was killed.

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The police said clashes erupted between stone-pelting youth and the security forces near the shootout site where a cordon-and-search operation was going on.

“Security forces used tear smoke and pellets to quell the mob that also torched a load carrier in the area during clashes,” the police said.

[source_without_link]IANS[/source_without_link]

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