Srinagar: Clashes between protesters and government forces erupted in Pampore town Friday, reports said.
The clashes started after the news about the presence of a local militant trapped in Arwani spread across the town. However, it was not confirmed whether any militant of Pampore was trapped in the encounter which started early today in Kulgam district.
The youth came out on roads and started pelting stones on police and paramilitary forces triggering shutdown and clashes.
Sources said that forces fired tear smoke shells against the stone pelting youth in many parts of the town.
Local sources told Kashmir Reader over phone that heavy deployment of men in uniform has been made in the town and people are not being allowed to come out of their homes.