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Violence spills over to Jammu region from Kashmir

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Magistrate, SSP among 47 injured in Doda clashes

DODA: A Magistrate, SSP and three other police officers were among 47 people injured on Friday as stone-pelting incidents spilled over from Kashmir to Jammu region where violence took place in Doda district.
The violence spread from Kashmir to Jammu region with a mob turning violent after Friday prayers in Doda where some Muslim groups had called for a bandh and a protest march in “solidarity” with the people of Kashmir.
“After Friday prayers, a mob turned violent and attacked the police party that was deployed in the town to maintain law and order and started pelting stones on them,” Deputy Inspector General of Police (Doda Range) Nisar Ahmed said, adding 12 people were injured in these.
“A Duty Magistrate Dr Farooq Ahmed Kelam, who was there on the duty with the police was hit on head with the stones,” he added.
In the stone-pelting, SSP Doda Zahid Naseem Manhas, DySP Headquarters Abdul Qayoom Rounyal and SHO Doda Uday Wazir were also injured. To disperse the mobs, police used cane charge and lobbed teargas shells, leaving six protesters injured.

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