Youth killed in clashes during Eid prayers in Kashmir

Srinagar: A young man was killed on Saturday in clashes with security forces post Eid prayers in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag town, police said.

Police sources said Sheraz Ahmad of Barakpora village, who was injured in the street battles in Janglamandi area, succumbed to his critical injuries in a Srinagar hospital.

Reports said over a dozen protesters had been injured in the clashes. Similar clashes also broke out at other places in the Kashmir Valley.

In Pulwama, a crowd protested against the killing of a nine-year-old boy on Friday in Army firing, the police said.

Youths in Shopian town too resorted to stone pelting.

Clashes took place in Srinagar city’s Eidgah area where large crowds of devotees gathered to offer congregational Eid prayers.

Eid prayers were also held at Baramulla, Sopore, Badgam, Kupwara and Ganderbal towns.