LS Polls: Firing on protestors in Budgam, 3 injured

LS Polls: Firing on protestors in Budgam, 3 injured
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Srinagar: Government forces opened fire on protesters in Hafroo village of Chadoora Township in central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Thursday afternoon.

Sources said that three persons have received bullet injuries and were shifted to nearby medical facility.

Reports said that youths pelted stones on the forces deployed in the area for polling. The forces retaliated by firing bullets and pellets, they said.

Earlier clashes erupted in several parts of the district amid polling for the second phase of parliamentary polls in Jammu and Kashmir.

Witnesses said that the clashes ensued at several places including in main town Beerwah, Kandoora, Chewdara, Kawoosa and Rathsun villages.

They said that the youths pelted stones on government forces deployed for polling duty and polling stations.

Government forces retaliated using tear smoke shells and pellets.

The clashes were going on when this report was being filed.