Clashes break out in Srinagar's old city, 8 hurt

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Violence in Kashmir Valley
Srinagar, Oct 27: Despite the curfew, protests broke out in Srinagar's old city leading to clashes between civilians and police personnel, in which eight people were injured.

Curfew was imposed on Tuesday, Oct 26 at several places in Kashmir ahead of the separatist march to the Eidgah graveyard here.

As people defied the curfew, the security forces were prompted to use force to disperse the crowd at several places in the violence-torn valley.

Two constables were among the eight injured in the fresh violence.

Protesters indulged in stone-pelting on a security deployment at Cement Bridge in Baramulla district town, 55 km from Srinagar.

According to officials, five people were injured on Oct 26 evening when security forces allegedly opened fire to disperse stone-pelting protesters at Muran Chowk in Pulwama district.

Near Gulab Bagh in Zakura area on the outskirts of Srinagar, a mob smashed windscreens of two private vehicles causing injuries to a woman.

Stone-pelting was also reported from Ompora and Galwanpora-Hyderpora in Budgam district, Pandach, Soura, Tangpora, Channapora and Kralipora in Srinagar, Bazipora-Ajas in Bandipora, Ticker and Magam in Kupwara, Palhallan and Pattan in Baramulla and Gulshanabad and General Bus Stand in Anantnag.

Reinforcements have been rushed to the turbulent areas to restore law and order.

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