5 injured in Sopur clashes

Sopur, Oct 9: Five persons, including two CRPF troopers, were injured in clashes here Friday afternoon.  After offering the prayers, around a dozen youth took to streets and staged pro-fr...

Sopur, Oct 9: Five persons, including two CRPF troopers, were injured in clashes here Friday afternoon.
 After offering the prayers, around a dozen youth took to streets and staged pro-freedom protests in the town's main market. They pelted stones on the police and CRPF troopers who retaliated with batons and tear smoke shells.
 Three civilians were injured in the police action. One of them, Muhammad Rafiq Sheikh, was later shifted to Srinagar in a critical condition. Two CRPF men of 179 battalion were injured in the clashes.
 The town remained tense till late evening. Shops along the Main Bazaar, Chotta Bazar and College road remained closed after the incident while traffic and civilian movement also thinned.

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