Curfew like restrictions continued on Sunday in south Kashmir's Pulwama district after nine persons were injured in firing by government forces on protesters following a gun battle that left two Lashker-e-Toiba militants dead and four army men, including two officers, injured on Friday.
All the injured received bullet injuries and were being treated at various hospitals in summer capital Srinagar, some 55 kms from the incident spot.
The injured claimed that the forces' firing was unprovoked.
However, the police say they had to fire after protesters, who had come on streets after two local Lashkar-e-Toiba ultras were killed in a gunfight, hurled stones at an ambulance carrying an injured army major.
Government has ordered a probe into the incident.
Tension gripped the entire area and restrictions were imposed in Pulwama town following the incidents. People came out on streets and protested against the army action.
Clashes, incidents of stone pelting between youth and police were witnessed in the township as people were aghast over the army action in the town. The police has imposed restrictions in the entire area.
Agitated locals also attacked the vehicle of Assistant Commission Revenue Shopian Parvez Sajjad injuring him along with his PSO Imtiyaz Ahmad and driver Gulzar Ahmad.
Witnesses say forces went berserk at District Hospital Pulwama resulting in damage to property. They alleged that patients, attendants and staff at the DH Pulwama were beaten recklessly by forces.
The injured are recuperating at various Kashmir hospital.