Intense clashes going on in Shopian

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Javaid Malik

Shopian: For the second running day today Shopian district observed a shutdown and intense clashes broke-out between the youth and the security forces. Reports said that number of youth on the streets pelted stones on police and security forces that were deployed in strength, resulting in lot of clashes. Reports further said that security forces and police resorted to tear-smoke shells and PAVA shells to disperse the protesters. The residents of Shopian have been protesting for two days to mourn the killing of a local youth who was a student and got killed in a shootout between militants and security forces at Anantnag on Thursday. While police said that Shakeeb Shabir was killed after militants fired on security forces, the people claim that he was killed by security forces after the militant attack.

Latest reports from Shopian said that clashes were going on at number of places as youth were regrouping to be on the streets and police was struggling to control the situation.

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