Srinagar: Clashes between protesters and government forces erupted on Thursday in Kralepora area of Kupwara district soon after militants attacked an army garrison in north Kashmir.
Earlier three army soldiers including an officer and two militants were killed in an encounter that broke out after militants attacked a camp in Panzgam area, some six KMs from Kralepora.
Local sources said that soon after the news about the killing of two militants spread in the area, scores of youth hit the streets in Kralepora and held massive demonstrations raising pro-freedom and anti-India slogans.
They said that government forces resorted to tear smoke shelling against the stone pelting youth triggering shutdown.
The clashes were going on when reports last came.