Clashes erupt ahead of slain militant’s funeral in Pulwama

Pulwama: Clashes have erupted between youth and government forces in main town Pulwama during the funeral procession of a local militant killed in a gunfight with forces yesterday .

A local militant Mussavir Ah Wani R/o Delipora Pulwama was yesterday killed in an encounter at Kangan area of Pulwama in South Kashmir.

Scores of people today gathered at the residence of the slain militant to offer the funeral prayers, witnesses said, while adding that as the funeral procession reached main town Pulwama, youth resorted to stone pelting on the forces deployed there, triggering clashes.

The forces then retaliated to tear smoke-shelling to disperse the protesting youth, local witnesses said.

Clashes were going on  when last reports came in.

Further details are awaited.


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