Youth killed, around 17 injured after clashes erupt in Anantnag

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A youth identified as Sheeraz Ahmad Naikoo was killed after armed forces allegedly fired pellets into protesters in Anantnag on Saturday.

Youth took to the streets soon after Eid prayers and pelted stones at armed forces who were deployed in the area. Forces responded by firing tear gas and pellets, triggering further clashes.

At least seventeen youth have been injured in the forces’ action, officials said, adding that all the injured were shifted to district hospital Anantnag for treatment.

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