Two proters killed over killing of Burhan Wani protest in Jammu & Kashmir; 11 injured

Jammu: At least two people were killed in violence that broke out in Kashmir on Saturday as mobs attacked police posts, security personnel and BJP office in Kulgam to protest the death of Hizbul Mujhaideen poster boy Burhan Wani in an encounter.

11 persons including three policemen have been injured during the clashes. Groups of youths pelted stones at police posts and police stations at Bandipora, Qazigund and Larnoo in Anantnag district, a police official said.

Violent protests were also held in Mir Bazaar and Damhaal Hanjipora in Kulgam district and Warpora in Sopore township of Baramulla district.

The police picket guarding minority community in Vessu area of south Kashmir was also attacked, the official said.

He said a mob also attacked BJP office in Nilo-Bugam area of Kulgam district and damaged the building.

Stone pelting incidents were also reported from Sheeri, Kreeri, Delina, Pattan and Palhalan areas of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, the official said, adding Barsoo and Shariefabad in Awantipora area of south Kashmir also saw violent protests.

He said “so far 11 persons including three policemen have received injuries during the clashes which were going on when reports last came in”.

(With PTI inputs)

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