Kashmir unrest: 17 injured in clashes between protesters and security forces

Srinagar: At least 17 people were injured on Tuesday by pellets fired by security forces to quell stone- pelting mobs in Shopian district in Jammu and  Kashmir, police said.

Representational image. PTI

Representational image. PTI

13 of them were discharged after being administered first aid at a local hospital.

Hundreds of people were protesting against the recent civilian killings in Kashmir valley at Vehil village this afternoon when some "miscreants" among them started pelting stones at security forces, a police official said.

Security forces retaliated by firing tear smoke shells and pellet guns, the official said, adding 17 people received pellet injuries.

"Four of the injured have been referred to hospitals in Srinagar for specialised treatment," he added.

Reports of stone pelting were also received from Nowgam area of the city, Khushhaalpora in Sopore area of Baramulla district and Bandipora town, the official said.

Updated Date: Aug 23, 2016 16:35 PM

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