Clashes erupt in Pulwama amid shutdown

Clashes erupt in Pulwama amid shutdown
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Srinagar: Clashes erupted in south Kashmir’s Pulwama town Monday amid complete shutdown for the second consecutive day against the killing of two innocent civilians at the hands of government forces in Shopian.
Clashes erupted in the town after some youth raised slogans and pelted stones on police near Murran Chowk when some shopkeepers tried to open their shops, local sources said.
Police fired few tear smoke shells to disperse the protesters, they said.
Reports of shutdown on second consecutive day have also reached from Shopian where two civilians, Javed Ahmad and Suhail Lone were shot and killed by army soldiers on Saturday. Army however said that soldiers opened fire “only in self defence” during an intense stone pelting from the protesters.
A complete shutdown is also being observed against the killings in south Kashmir’s Tral area and Kulgam district.