Valley tense as security forces and youth clash during funeral
TENSION prevailed in the Shopian area of South Kashmir after top Al Badr militant commander Zeenat ul Islam was killed in an encounter in Kathora area of Kulgam district on Saturday.
In a joint operation by the Army, police and CRPF, two terrorists — identified as Zeenat ul Islam and Shakeel Ahmed Dar — were killed.
Clashes erupted between groups of youth and security forces in Sugan village of south Kashmir's Shopian district amid multiple funeral prayers for Zeenat-ul-Islam. The security forces on Sunday resorted to aerial firing to to chase away the people from assembling in the village. Police said at least a dozen persons were injured in the forces' action. The injured were taken to nearby hospital, wherefrom four of them were referred to SMHS hospital here, the police said. A woman also suffered injuries when she was allegedly hit by a security forces' vehicle during the clashes. She has been hospitalised.
The authorities imposed restrictions and also snapped internet services in the local areas.
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