Srinagar: At-least 25 persons including polling staff, policemen and paramilitary CRPF personnel were injured during late evening clashes at several parts of north Kashmir.
Quoting sources, GNS, a local news agency, reported that many buses ferrying poll staff and paramilitary personnel were attacked by stone-pelting protesters at Arampura, Amargadh, Zaingeer, Seelu, Noorbagh, Dangerpora, Sangrahama, Main Chowk areas of Sopore and Azad Gung, Delina, Dangiwatchi areas of Baramulla and Papchan Kaloosa, Wangam, Shahgund, Sumbal, and Qazipora areas of Bandipora.
Over 30 vehicles suffered damage in the attacks, the officials said, as per the news agency.
Forces deployed in these areas and those guarding the polling staff opened fire and fired teargas shells to disperse the agitated mob, they said.
In the firing incident at Arampura and Main Chowk in Sopore, two persons sustained bullet wounds in their legs and both of them were shifted to SDH Sopore where their condition is stated to be stable, they said.
“A Sub-Inspector of Police, Incharge SHO Sopore Afaq Ahmad, his PSO Mukhtar Ahmad, a civilian Hilal Ahmad and five CRPF men were injured in the stone hurling attacks”, official sources said.
“More than 15 polling officials and CRPF men received injuries during the stone throwing attacks in these areas,” they added.