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South Kashmir: Shutdown, clashes after militant killings in Anantnag

Clashes erupted amid a shutdown in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Saturday following the killing of two militants in a gunfight with the government forces in Dooru area.
Two militants – both believed to be foreigners – were killed in an overnight gunfight with forces in Shastargam village. Earlier, sources had suggested that one of the slain militants was Asif Nasir Malik of Verinag. However, his family members said the deceased was not Asif.
Clashes erupted in Dialgam village as the news of death of militants spread in the area. Meanwhile, a complete shutdown is being observed in Dooru, Verinag and Larkipora areas of the district to mourn the killings.

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