Srinagar: Clashes broke out between protesters and the government forces near the site of a gunfight in Mujgund area on the outskirts of Srinagar on Saturday.
Reports said that people, mostly youth, took to streets as soon as the news of the gunfight spread in the area.
They said that announcements were made over the public address systems of the mosques asking youth to stage protests.
An eye witness said that youth pelted the forces with stones to disrupt the anti-militant operation. He said the forces responded by firing tear gas shells.
Meanwhile, the exchange of fire was on between the militants trapped in a house and the forces when last reports came.