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February 26, 2015

Clashes in held Kashmir after killing of militant

 
February 26, 2015

HELD SRINAGAR: Hundreds of protesters clashed with police in held Kashmir on Wednesday after the government forces killed a suspected militant in a gunbattle, police said.
Three soldiers were also wounded in the battle, which began on Tuesday when government forces cordoned off the village of Heff, around 50 kilometres from Srinagar, where they suspected militants were hiding out.
The news of the man’s death brought hundreds of protesters onto the streets where they hurled rocks at police, who fired tear gas and live bullets into the air to disperse them.“At least 15 people were injured in the clashes, including nine policemen and a district administrator,” a police officer said.Another police officer said the dead man was a member of the Hizbul Mujahideen outfit.