Militant killed in Pulwama, clashes erupt at shootout site

Srinagar: Clashes broke out on Tuesday near the site of a shootout in which the Army killed a militant, in Pulwama district, police said.

Earlier in the day, militants had fired at a patrol party of the Rashtriya Rifles in Chowduri Bagh village of Litter area in the district.

In retaliatory firing by the Army, one militant was killed.

The police said clashes erupted between stone-pelting youth and the security forces near the shootout site where a cordon-and-search operation was going on.

“Security forces used tear smoke and pellets to quell the mob that also torched a load carrier in the area during clashes,” the police said.