Five injured in clashes in Shopian

Srinagar: Five civilians were injured on Sunday in clashes between security forces and demonstrators in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district following the killing of a militant commander.

Stone-pelting youth clashed with the security forces in Sugan village, from which hailed Al-Badr commander Zeenatul Islam, who was killed in a gunfight with the security forces on Saturday in Kulgam district along with his associate.

The security forces fired in the air to disperse the protesters who resorted to violence while marching to attend the funeral of the militant commander.

Police said five protesters sustained injuries in these clashes. “They have been shifted to a hospital for treatment,” a police officer said.

Authorities have suspended rail services passing through south Kashmir as a precaution. Mobile Internet services were also suspended in Kulgam and Shopian districts on Saturday.