Insas Rifle Snatched From Injured Cop

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SRINAGAR: Protesters on Friday snatched the rifle of a policeman who was injured during clashes in Magam area of central Kashmir’s Budgam district.

A senior police officer confirmed that the Insas rifle of the constable, identified as Reyaz Ahmad, was snatched by protesters in Makhama area.

The injured cop is being treated for injuries at Sub-district hospital Magam.

Reports and witnesses said that a procession was taken out from Makhama today after Friday prayers.

However, some youth pelted stones on cops deployed in the area, who responded by firing teargas shells.

They said intense clashes were going on at Badran stop in Magam when last reports came in.

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