Photojournalist among several injured in old city clashes

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Srinagar: Several mourners were injured after government forces resorted to tear smoke shelling and pellet firing on the funeral procession of Hizb militant Sajid Ahmad Gilkar in the old city area on Wednesday, reports said.
They said that a photojournalist, Aman Farooq is among the injured. Aman was hit with pellets on his head and arm, reports said.
Sajid Ahmad Gilkar of Malarata Srinagar was among the three Hizb militants including Aaqib Gul of Gooripora Hyderpora and Javaid Ahmad Shiekh of Beerwah who were killed in Radbugh area of Budgam earlier in the day.
Meanwhile, Gilkar was laid to rest after his funeral prayers were offered at Redpora area of the old city.
Earlier mourners wanted to offer his funeral prayers in Jamia Masjid however they were not allowed and force was used to disperse them.

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