6 injured in Pulwama clashes

Six persons were injured in fresh clashes in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Friday, even as complete shutdown was observed there for the fourth consecutive day against the killing of a civilian by BSF on past Tuesday.
6 injured in Pulwama clashes
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Six persons were injured in fresh clashes in south Kashmir's Pulwama district on Friday, even as complete shutdown was observed there for the fourth consecutive day against the killing of a civilian by BSF on past Tuesday.

The clashes, according to police, erupted in Padgampora village where youth pelted stones on government forces.

23-year-old Bilal Ahmad of Padgampora was killed in BSF firing in nearby Malangpora village where protests had erupted against killing of two militants in the area that day. The BSF personnel, according to villagers, fired on the protesters, critically injuring Bilal who succumbed instantly.

Reports said youth from different villages held massive protests in Padgampora after Friday prayers.

"At least six people sustained injuries in the clashes," witnesses told Greater Kashmir.

The clashes between forces and protesters continued till evening, they said.

Meanwhile, a complete shutdown observed in entire Pulwama district for the fourth consecutive day against the killing of Bilal.

All business establishments remained closed while traffic was off the roads.

The road at Prichoo Pulwama was blocked for some hours by protesters, witnesses said.

Kakapora remained shut for the ninth consecutive day against the killing of a local militant by forces in a brief encounter in the area on August 6.

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