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Gunfight rages in Islamabad town, internet snapped

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By Sameer Ahmad

 

Srinagar: A gunfight broke out in Lal Chowk area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Wednesday early morning.

the encounter started after a joint team of army, SOG and CRPF laid a seige at Mehmaan Mohalla in Lal Chowk. The cordon-and-search operation was launched in the area since mid-night today.

The house owner has been iidentified as waheed Ahmad khan s/o Nazir Ahmad khan. Khan had joined Qazi Yasirs party on Tuesday.

Locals of the area said that heavy firing and blast like sounds are being heard since 4:00 am which created panic in the entire Lal Chowk area of the southern district.

Meanwhile, in wake of the gunfight authorities snapped internet services in Anantnag district and its adjoining parts.

The train services has also been suspended to and from Srinagar to Banihal as a precautionary measure.

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