Clashes in Islamabad, Sopore after Friday prayers

Srinagar

Intense clashes between forces and protesters erupted in Islamabad town of southern part of Kashmir soon after the Friday prayers.

Reports said that youth pelted stones on the police deployed in the town.

They said that forces retaliated with heavy tear smoke shelling and stun grenade firing to disperse the protesters.

The clashes led to the closure of the town.

KL Image/Hashim Maqbool

Meanwhile, after Friday prayers people in Sopore gathered outside Jamia Masjid and held protests.

Reports said police and CRPF personnel used tear gas canisters to disperse the protesters triggering clashes in the area.

Police didn’t allow the local journalists to cover the clashes, local scribes informed.

Pertinently, resistance leaders and United Jihad Council (UJC) had called for protests against announcing of UJC chief Syed Salahuddin “a global terrorist” by US State Department.

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