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Clashes left seventeen people injured in South Kashmir’s Pulwama District.

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pulwama: Seventeen persons were  injured in a clash between protesters and security forces in Pulwama town in south Kashmir.

A group of youth started shouting slogans and hurling stones at security forces near Degree College, Pulwama, this afternoon, a police official said. He said the security forces resorted to baton charge and fired several tear smoke shells to disperse the protestors.

There were unconfirmed reports of security forces firing a few warning shots in the air.

At least, five persons were hurt during the clash, the official said.However,According to sources, police party along with CRPF personnel came to arrest those youth who pelted stones on forces on Wednesday, when forces tried to park their army vehicle inside the college premises, triggering clashes.

According to a senior Doctor of District Hospital Pulwama  “One young man having head injury – possibly because of shell – was referred to SMHS.” He said almost 15 other injured are stable as they mostly injured by pellets. Another report said another young man was also refereed to Srinagar.

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