Jammu & Kashmir: Youth injured in clashes

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Srinagar, Jan 1: A youth was hit by a bullet during clashes with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Monday.

Security forces had cordoned off the Drubgam village where funeral preparations of Manzoor Ahmad Baba, the Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) militant killed on Sunday, was underway.

Baba was killed along with another militant, Fardeen Ahmad Khandey, in an encounter inside the Central Reserve Police Force training centre in Lethpora area.

Agitators trying to interrupt the cordon clashed with the security forces.

“A youth sustained a gunshot injury during these protests. He has been shifted to Srinagar for treatment,” police sources were saying, news agency IANS quoted.

Hundreds of people also attended the funeral prayers of Khandey in Nazneenpora village of Tral area despite restrictions imposed by the authorities.


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