Intense clashes hit Srinagar areas

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Srinagar: Intense clashes erupted between protesters and government forces at many areas of downtown Srinagar on Saturday.
The clashes followed a gunfight between militants and forces in Chattabal area during which forces resorted to tear smoke shelling.
Protesters from various areas of downtown took to streets and pelted forces with stones.
A civilian was killed after a forces’ vehicle allegedly ran over him during clashes in Safa Kadal area of old Srinagar city.
The clashes intensified in many areas after three dead bodies were recovered from the gunfight site.