Civilian killing sparks clashes in South Kashmir town

Civilian killing sparks clashes in South Kashmir town

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Shopian, Jan 10, CNS: The killing of youth in Kulgam sparked clashes in South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Wednesday.

    Pertinently, after the killing of a militant in Kulgam, clashes had erupted in his native Khadwani village resulting in the killing of a youth identified as Khalid Ahmed.

   Reports said that protesters in Shopian took to roads and pelted stones on government forces. In response, Forces lobbed tear-smoke shells to disperse them.

Witnesses said that protesters raised pro-freedom and pro-Islamic slogans.

   The clashes disrupted normal life for hours in the district. (CNS)