Pattan killings: Clashes spread to Kupwara

Baramulla: Clashes have erupted in Regipora area of the neighbouring Kupwara district against the killing of three youth by unknown gunmen here on Sunday night.

Witnesses told Kashmir Reader that dozens of people, mostly young boys took to streets and staged pro-freedom and anti-India demonstrations to express their anger over the killing of three youths by unidentified gunmen in Pattan area here. Besides shouting slogans, the protesters also pelted rocks at the CRPF and police deployments.

“The forces burst teargas canisters after they failed to disperse stone throwing youth with batons. This led to escalation in the clashes,” witnesses said.

They said that the clashes also prompted the traders to down their shutters. Traffic was also diverted due to the outbreak of clashes.