Srinagar: Clashes between protesters and government forces erupted in Hajin are of Bandipora district Saturday following the killing of a local militant in Sopore gunfight Saturday.
Local sources said that youth clashed with forces near Jamia Masjid in Hajin during which police used teargas against the protesters.
They said that Abid Hamid Mir, 22 was among the three militants killed in the Sopore gunfight. The other slain militant has been identified as Javed Ahmad Dar of Khanpora Sopore while as the identity of the third is being ascertained.
Sources said that the slain militants had joined militant ranks in recent past.