Srinagar: Several protestors took to streets in Srinagar, waving the Pakistan national flag and ISIS symbols on the day of Eid al-Adha. Unidentified persons also pelted stones on security forces.
The incident took place on Wednesday after the city residents gathered together for morning namaz at a mosque on Eid.
Footage showed protestors carrying black banners with words 'MUSA ARMY' – in an alleged reference to Zakir Musa, the head of an al-Qaeda linked militant group.
Later, massive clashes broke out between the security forces and protestors.
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Earlier in the day, militants killed Special Police Officer (SPO) Fayaz Ahmad in Zazripora village in Jammu and Kashmir`s Shopian district.
"He was shifted to a hospital where the doctors said he was dead on arrival," the police said.
A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) affiliate, Shabir Ahmed Bhat, was shot also dead by terrorists in the wee hours of Wednesday. The BJP affiliate was a resident of Rakh-e-litter village in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir.