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Clashes break out in Kashmir’s Pulwama district, dozens injured in stone pelting

india Updated: Sep 11, 2016 12:19 IST
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Kashmiri protestors clash with security forces during a protest against civilian killings in Kashmir on September 9, 2016. More than 70 civilians have been killed in clashes. (AFP File Photo)

Dozens of civilians were injured on Sunday as fresh clashes broke out between security forces and stone-pelting protesters in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, police said.

Thousands of residents of Karimabad and adjoining areas took to the streets to protest against the alleged nocturnal raids conducted by security forces, a police official said.

The protestors started pelting stones at the security forces who retaliated by firing tear smoke shells and pellet guns, he said.

Twenty injured persons have been referred to various hospitals in the city, the official said.

The clashes were going on in the area till reports last came in, he added.

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