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‘Silence befalls’ Anantnag encounter site, forces blast two houses

Srinagar: There is no exchange of fire between the Indian armed forces and suspected militants at an encounter site in Anantnag district.

A local resident of Arwani told the FreePressKashmir that there is “complete silence around the encounter site”. However, he added that clashes between the civilians and armed forces continue in the area.

A youth was shot dead by forces when hundreds of people came out of their homes in the village to disrupt a cordon and search operation (CASO) to help the militants flee the encounter spot.

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