Clashes erupt near encounter site, Mobile internet suspended in Srinagar
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Srinagar: Security forces on Sunday burst teargas shells to disperse demonstrators, who were trying to disrupt operation against militants trapped inside a house in Srinagar outskirts.
Official sources said that hundreds of protestors, mostly youth, hit the streets at Mujgund in city outskirts after fresh firing erupted in the wee hours on Sunday at the encounter site, where gunfight broke out on Saturday evening after forces launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO).
They said protestors tried to break the security cordon and march towards the encounter site, where a militant, believed to be foreigner, was changing locations and firing at the forces.
However, security forces deployed in the area burst teargas shells to disperse the demonstrators, who were pelting stone. Intense clashes were still going on when the reports last came in.
Authorities have suspended mobile internet service in the district as a precautionary measure to prevent spread of rumours.
Meanwhile mobile internet services of all cellular companies, including Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), were suspended on Sunday for security reasons in the summer capital, Srinagar.
The services were suspended as precautionary measure following an encounter which ensued on Saturday after forces launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) at Mujgund in Srinagar outskirts.
However, broadband internet service of BSNL and point to point service of other providers were functioning though with very slow speed.
The authorities have directed all cellular companies to suspend 3G, 4G and 2G mobile internet services in Srinagar to prevent spreading of any rumour on social media.

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SOURCE: UNI

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