Curfew clamped in Pulwama after protests

A curfew has been clamped following Protests after two local Lashkar ultras were killed in a gun fight. A curfew has been clamped in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district. At least seven people were injured when clashes erupted between government forces and protesters while a gunfight was on in south Kashmir’s Pulwama, some 50 kms from Jammu and Kashmir’s summer capital Srinagar on Friday.

Sources said with the news of two local militants being killed in the gunfight locals took to streets shouting pro-freedom slogans.

Deputy Inspector General of Police, South Kashmir Vijay Kumar, said the two slain militants have been identified as Imtiyaz Ahmed of Pulwama and Mohammad Aamir Bhat of neighboring Shopian district.

In the gunfight one Major, one captain of army and a policeman were also injured. Sources said when the army major was being evacuated to for treatment, protesters attacked the ambulance at Pulwama, by hurling stones.

In the retaliatory action seven persons Mohammad Yaseen Bhat, Ashiq Ahmad Jahangir Ahmed, Gowhar Ahmad, Imran Bhat, Showkat Mir and Younis Mir. One of the injured has been admitted in Bone and Joints Hospital, and six to SMHS Srinagar for treatment.