Fresh clashes erupt in Nowgam area of Srinagar, 2 cops injured; normal life disrupted in Kashmir

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Srinagar, Nov 5: Two policemen were injured as protesters clashed for the second consecutive day with security forces in Nowgam area of Srinagar over killing of two youths in Army firing in Budgam district of Kashmir.

Groups of youth started pelting stones at police personnel posted on duty even as authorities imposed restrictions on the movement of the people as a precautionary measure to maintain law and order.

Earlier on Tuesday, clashes broke out on Srinagar's streets minutes after the two deceased youth -- both local residents -- were laid to rest, police said. The youths belonged to the Nowgam area of Srinagar district.

Cops used tear smoke shells to chase away the protestors but intermittent clashes were going on in the area, the police said.

The army has ordered an inquiry into the killing of youths by its soldiers in a firing incident in Jammu and Kashmir's Badgam district, a statement said on Tuesday.

"Army regrets the loss of lives and has ordered an inquiry into the circumstance leading to the incident. Anyone found guilty will be severely dealt with," a statement issued by the Army said.

Two youths identity as Faisal Yusuf Bhat and Mehrajuddin Dar were killed, while two others --Shaker Bhat and Zahid Naqash -- were injured Monday evening when soldiers of 53 Rashtriya Rifles opened fire on the Maruti car they were travelling in at Chattergam village in Badgam district, 20 km from Srinagar.

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