Srinagar: Clashes between protesters and government forces erupted near the gunfight site in Palhalan area of North Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Friday.
Earlier, gunfight between militants and forces raged in the area after forces launched cordon and search operation (CASO).
Local sources said that hundreds of youth assembled around the encounter site and pelted stones on forces to disrupt their operation.
The forces retaliated with tear smoke shells and pellet firing resulting in clashes. They said a youth sustained injuries in clashes who was shifted to some local hospital.
The clashes were going on in Tantraypora area of Palhalan when reports last came in. Protesters were making announcements from nearby mosques asking other people to come out of their houses and join them.