Six persons, including a photo-journalist, were injured in fresh clashes which broke out between protesters, demanding the release of youths arrested on charges of stone-hurling, and the security forces in parts of Kashmir valley today.

The clashes erupted at Maisuma and adjoining areas in Srinagar, Baramulla and Sopore towns of north Kashmir as groups of protestors demanding release of arrested youth. Police fired teargas shells and used batons to disperse the protestors.

Imran Ali, a photojournalist of a local daily, was hit by a teargas shell in Maisuma and was admitted in SMHS hospital, sources said.

Normal business was disrupted in Lal Chowk, Hari Singh High Street, Jehangir Chowk, Regal chowk and Poloview areas of the city.

Shops and business establishments also remained shut in Baramulla and Sopore due to the clashes.


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