Clashes erupt in Sopore town after Friday prayers

Srinagar

Clashes between protesters and forces triggered erupted in Sopore town of Baramulla district after congregational Friday prayers, triggering shutdown in the area.

KL Image by Muhammad Abu Bakar

Witnesses said that youth assembled near Markazi Jamia Masjid area of Sopore town and staged protest against the student detentions.

The protesters pelted stones on forces deployed in the main bazaar area who retaliated by lobbing teargas shells.

The 400-meter-long stretch from main chowk to Jamia Masjid saw pitched battles between protestors and forces. The street was filled with stones and shells.

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