Yet another gunfight rages in South Kashmir's Qazigund area on Friday afternoon.
As per reports available the gunfight erupted when militants opened fire on government forces when they had launched a cordon and search operation in the Churat area of Qazigung.
Local sources told The Kashmiriyat that immense firing was going on in the area for nearly half an hour but the firing has stopped now.
Officials confirmed to The Kashmiriyat that firing has stopped from both the sides and search operation is underway.
Sources said that the top commander of LeT Shakoor Ahmad a Kulgam local was trapped at the encounter site.
Shakoor, a Lashkar militant has been active in the Valley since 2015.
Shakoor who was surfacing on social media with a RPG gun, which is a projectile gun that is used to fire heavy rockets for maximum annihilation- with a fire power of over a km.
Clashes erupted between government forces and protestors during CASO in Churat village of South Kashmirs Qazigund district.
The government forces on Friday launched a massive Cordon and Search Operation in the Churat area of Kulgam's Qazigund area in Southern Kashmir.
The Operation was launched by huge number of troopers in the evening suspecting the presence of militants in the area.
The entry and exit points of the village have been blocked and a search operation has begun, Locals told 'The Kashmiriyat.'
Clashes were going on going on when last reports came in.
A youth identified as Aaqib Yusuf from Ghat area of Redwani area in Kulgam area of South Kashmir.
Aaqib Yusuf aged 23 was picked up from his home by Government Forces and was accused of participating in Pro Freedom gatherings. "
Aaqib is like any other youth of Kashmir who are agitated with the way things are being done," his cousin told The Kashmiriyat.
"If India is speaking of forgiving the stone throwers, Why are they arresting more and more people," The family member questioned.
Aaqib who runs a recharge shop in Ghat area of Redwani comes from a poor family.
His family has been harassed time and again by the Government forces, Sources said.
Meanwhile unabated arrests continue throughout Kashmir amid the talks of 'Amnesty' for youth by Government of India.
At least three houses got damaged after they were caught in massive fire that broke out in Kutmarg village of Noorabad in South Kashmir’s Kulgam district.
Three houses got damaged in a fire incident in this evening.
The residential houses were belonging to Jamal-ud-din Deaded, son of Mileyea Deaded, Ali Muhammad Deaded, son of Mileyea Deaded, Rafiq Ahmad Deaded, son of Mileyea Deaded and Mushtaq Ahmad Deaded, son of Mileyea Deaded.
The fire tenders rushed to the spot and doused the fire immediately.
The affected families appealed government to provide immediate relief to the people.
Amid High Pitch Pro Freedom and Pro Islam Slogans thousands of people gathered at Budroo In Yaripora to Pay homage to Slain Muzammil Dar.
Men, Women and children in large numbers gathered outside the house of the slain early morning.
Later thousands of people participated in the funeral of the slain militant who was killed in a Gunfight in Kund Qazigund on Tuesday.
Militants amid highly flowing emotions surfaced in the funeral and paid gun salute to their colleague.
More than 3 rounds of funeral prayers were held before the Militant was laid to rest.
Massive Clashes erupted in the Khudwani and Redwani area of Kulgam District in South Kashmir between protesters and Government Forces on Tuesday.
Locals told 'The Kashmiriyat' that Scores of youth pelted stones on Government Forces as soon as the news of Encounters spread in the area,
However the Government Forces fired in the air to Disperse the protesters, Locals said.
The Clashes were going on when this report was being filed.
Firing resumed at Encounter site in Kund Qazigund after a lull of almost one hour, Eyewitnesses told 'The Kashmiriyat.'
Earlier it was being speculated that Militants have escaped from the encounter site, however as soon as the combing operations began, firing restarted.
A joint operation was launched by 9RR of Indian Army, CRPF and SOG of Jammu Kashmir Police in the area after getting inputs about Militant presence in the area, officials confirmed to 'The Kashmiriyat.'
Local Sources told The Kashmiriyat that firing shots are being heard at the encounter site, however the officials were unavailable for comments.
Meanwhile Heavy clashes have erupted near the Encounter site as hundreds of youth have reached near the Encounter site.
"Angry youth raising pro Freedom slogans gathered near the encounter site throwing stones on Government Forces to disrupt the Anti Militancy Operation," Eye Witnesses told The Kashmiriyat.
The Forces used tear smoke shells to disperse the protesters.
Meanwhile Massive clashes have erupted in the volatile Redwani area of South Kashmir's Kulgam District between angry protesters and Government Forces.