#Day 26: Palhallan Erupts, Clashes Going On

KL NEWS NETWORK

SRINAGAR

Clashes broke out between forces and protestors on Wednesday afternoon in Palhallan area of North Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

Local sources told Kashmir Life that a “peaceful” protest rally attended by hundreds of protestors was about to conclude when the “forces swung into action” and lobbed tear gas shells on the protestors.

“The protestors in return resorted to stone pelting and the shelling by forces intensified,” a local caught up inside his home told Kashmir Life over phone. “I can hear sounds of shells being fired.”

The reports of any injury are yet to be confirmed.

The market was expected to open at 6 PM, as directed by united resistance leadership, but the shops remained closed as the situation in the area continues to remain grim.

Kashmir is undergoing a civilian uprising after the death of popular militant commander Burhan Wani in Kokernag in South Kashmir on July 9 this year. At least 54 civilians have been killed by forces since July 09, 2016 and over 4500 injured.

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