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Kulgam: Militants Wednesday evening fired at police in Yaripora area of Kulgam during a clash between government forces and people, police said.
Kulgam senior superintendent of police Shridhar Patil said, “Shots were fired from among the crowd during the law and order situation in Yaripora town.”
“It was an attack on the police party during law and order situation in Yaripora town and not on the police station. There were no injuries though,” said Patil.
Protests, which morphed into clashes, started in the morning after the burial of Tawseef Ahmed Ganai, who was killed, along with three civilians, in Chadoora on Tuesday.
Police claimed they defused an IED in Bijbehara area of Anantnag district on Wednesday evening.
Police officials told Kashmir Reader that an IED planted by suspected militants was recovered near Guriwan Chowk in Bijbehara and defused by Bomb Disposal Squad.