Clashes erupt in Srinagar’s Zaldagar area

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Photograph by Bhat Burhan for The Kashmir Walla

Srinagar: Intense clashes erupted on Friday afternoon between the government forces and youth in Zaldagar area of Srinagar’s downtown.

Clashes erupted after scores of youth staged protest demonstrations against the killing of two militants and a civilian during a gunfight in Srinagar’s Fateh Kadal area on Wednesday.

Youth chanting pro-freedom and anti-India slogans tried to march towards Syed Mansoor bridge in the Zaldagar locality, however they were intercepted by the forces.

The marching youth resorted to stone throwing that was responded by tear gas shelling by the forces.

The clashes were going on when this report was filed.

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