Clashes erupt in Sopore against Pulwama killings


Clashes erupted in north Kashmir’s Sopore town over fresh civilian killings in South Kashmir’s Pulwama.

Government forces deployed in Sopore town to prevent the protests against the Pulwama killings.
KL Image by Mohammad Younis

Reports said students at Degree College Sopore came out from the campus and started pelted stones on forces.

The forces, in turn, lobbed tear-smoke shells to disperse the protesting students.

The clashes in the area was on when last reports came in.

Pertinently, three militants, seven civilians were killed while dozens were injured in south Kashmir’s Pulwama village.

The slain militants were identified as Adnan alias Tahir Hizbi, a resident of Karimabad, Bilal Ahmad alias Hashim, a resident of Rajpora and a former army man Zahoor Ahmad who deserted the army ranks and joined militancy.

The slain civilians were identified as Shahbaz Ali, a resident of Monghama village, Suhail Ahmad of Bellow, Liyaqat Ahmad from Parigam, Murtaza of Prichoo, Amir Ahmad Palla of Ashminder, Touseef Ahmad Mir of Chersoo Pulwama and Abid Hussain Lone of Kareemabad.


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