Anantnag encounter: Cop injured in clashes with protesters

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Srinagar, July 25: A policeman was injured in clashes that broke out in Lal Chowk town of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district where government forces are battling two Lashkar-e-Toiba militants since morning.

Groups of youth took to streets at Lazibal, Kadipora, Chee and other neighborhood localities of Lal Chowk this morning and pelted rocks at the government forces deployed to tackle protesters in view of ongoing encounter, witnesses told Kashmir Reader.

In Chee, a policeman sustained injuries after being hit by a stone.

Meanwhile, government forces have blocked all entry and exit points to Lal Chowk with barricades and razor wire, witnesses said.