Six injured in fresh clashes in Bandipora

Curfew continues for fourth day

Curfew continued for fourth consecutive day in several areas of North Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Tuesday where at least six persons were injured in fresh clashes between protesters and security forces.

The curfew was imposed in the district following death of a teenage youth in alleged police firing on Friday.

Reports said, amid restrictions imposed by the authorities, people in large number took out protest marches at various places against the killing of 18-year-old Farhat Ahamd Dar on Tuesday.

Clashes between security forces and people erupted at various places including Hajin and Naidkhai areas of the district where youth hurled stones at security forces.

Reports said to control furious mob, police had to fire several rounds of bullets in air and tear smoke shells. More than five persons were hurt in Tuesday’s clashes, it added.

People alleged that police and paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force personnel went berserk, ransacked houses and damaged property in many areas of Hajin area of the district.

However, a police spokesman said situation by and large remained normal. “The curfew was relaxed in Bandipora for few hours while as five or six people who received minor injuries at Hajin were given first aid,” he said.

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