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Teenager injured in security forces firing in Jammu and Kashmir during braid-chopping protests

Police said protesters resorted to heavy stone pelting at the security forces in Machow area of Badgam district during protests against braid chopping incidents in the Kashmir Valley.

Published: 21st October 2017 08:15 PM  |   Last Updated: 21st October 2017 08:17 PM   |  A+A-

By IANS

SRINAGAR: A teenager was injured in a firing incident by the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Badgam district on Saturday, officials said.

Police said protesters resorted to heavy stone pelting at the security forces in Machow area of Badgam district during protests against braid chopping incidents in the Kashmir Valley.

Informed sources said security forces used tear smoke canisters to disperse the protesters but as the mob swelled up resorting to more violence, the security forces opened fire in which a 16-year old teenager was injured.

"The teenager, identified as Arsalan, has been shifted to hospital for treatment," a police officer said.

Separatists had called for a valley-wide protest shutdown on Saturday against the growing incidents of braid chopping.



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