Intense clashes rock Soura after funeral prayers in absentia for Manan

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Intense clashes between government forces and youth erupted in Soura locality of Srinagar following the culmination of  Friday prayers.

Witnesses said that clashes  erupted after hundreds of people participated in the funeral prayers in absentia of Manan Wani and his aide killed in a gunfight with government forces on Thursday in Kupwara district.

Adding that hundreds of people assembled after offering congregational Friday prayers in different mosques of Soura  and offered funeral prayers in absentia for the slain militants.

Afterwards youth marched towards main market soura where they were intercepted by police which resulted in clashes between police and youth.

Youth threw stones on government forces which was responded by pellet firing and teargas shelling resulting in intense clashes between forces and youth.

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

 

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