Kashmir: Clashes erupt in Pulwama after funeral prayers of civilian

Kashmir, Aug 03 : Massive clashes erupted in Gabarpora village of Pulwama district of south Kashmir on Wednesday after the funeral prayers of a civilian who succumbed at SK Institute of Medical Sciences Soura earlier today.

Witnesses said that men, women and children hurled rocks at forces deployed outside the CRPF camp in Haal village to express their anger at the killing of Akeel Ahmad Bhat.

The forces responded by lobbing teargas shells.

The pitched battles were going on at the time of filing of this report. However, there was no immediate report of any injuries.

Bhat, who was critically injured yesterday near encounter site, succumbed at SKIMS today morning.

Meanwhile, a complete shutdown is being observed in Pulwama district to mourn the militant and civilian killings