One police officer killed, over 100 injured in clashes during protests in PoK

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Mirpur Senior Superintendent of Police Kamran Ali told Dawn.com that police sub-inspector Adnan Qureshi died after being shot in the chest in Islamgarh city. Qureshi was deployed there along with other policemen to stop a rally going to Muzaffarabad via Kotli and Poonch districts.

Islamabad. A police officer was killed and more than 100 people were injured in violent clashes between security forces and protesters agitating against high prices of wheat flour and electricity in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK). Most of the injured are policemen. This information was given in media reports on Sunday. According to the report of Dawn newspaper, there were clashes between the police and rights movement activists in the disputed area on Saturday and the entire area was blocked and shops were kept closed.

Mirpur Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Kamran Ali told Dawn.com that police sub-inspector Adnan Qureshi died after being shot in the chest in Islamgarh city. Qureshi was deployed there along with other policemen to stop a rally going to Muzaffarabad via Kotli and Poonch districts. He told that this rally was taken out under the banner of Jammu Kashmir Joint Awami Action Committee (JAAC). Amid the strike on Friday, violent clashes took place between police and protesters in different areas of Muzaffarabad, the capital of PoK. Eyewitnesses said that Muzaffarabad and Poonch divisions remained completely closed.

The local government has called in a large number of police personnel to prevent large-scale protests. SSP Yasin Baig said at least one police officer and a young boy were injured as police used tear gas shells and fired in the air in some areas after protesters pelted stones and threw bottles. Kotli SSP Mir Muhammad Abid said at least 78 policemen were injured in attacks by miscreants under the cover of protests in the district.

Disclaimer: CricketInFocus has not edited this news. This news has been published from PTI-language feed.



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