Clashes erupt at 21 places: Police

Srinagar Police said 21 incidents of stone pelting were reported after Friday prayers from Sopore, Shopian, Kulgam,Baramulla, Handwara, Bandipora and Pulwama.

In a statement, an official spokesman said that restrictions under section 144/CrPC remained in force in Kashmir valley on Friday.

“Curfew was imposed in Srinagar, Baramulla, Kaloosa in Bandipora and in the towns of Anantnag, Shopian and Pampore,” the statement said.

The statement said that last evening, unknown militants hurled a grenade towards the residential house of ex-MLA Shopian, Sheikh Mohammad Rafi at village Kachdoora, Shopian which exploded without causing any damage. “A case stands registered in Police Station Shopian and investigation taken up,” it said.

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