Jammu and Kashmir: Violence mars Bakrid celebrations in Valley; three cops shot dead

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Three policemen were killed and several others injured in Jammu and Kashmir as violence marred the Eid Al-Adha or Bakrid celebrations with heavy clashes and stone pelting incidents reported from different parts of the Valley. Protesters also took to streets and were seen waving flags of Pakistan and the terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Terrorists shot dead a policeman in Kulgam's Zazripora, and other two in Pulwama district, official sources said.

Militants fired at the entry gate of the Army camp in Kulgam and shot dead policeman Fayaz Ahmed as he came out after the Id prayers, according to reports. Earlier in the day, BJP worker Shabir Ahmad Bhat was shot dead by terrorists at his home in Pulwama's Rakh-e-litter.

Meanwhile, the Muslim festival of Bakrid or Eid-al Adha celebration, which falls on every 10th day of the Islamic month of Dhu al-Hijjah, is observed across the country on Wednesday.

Read | Eid Al-Adha 2018: Date, significance, wishes, worldwide celebrations and more

Here are the updates on Jammu and Kashmir violence:

#09: 40 PM: Inspector Mohd Asharf Dar shot dead at his residence in Pulwama.

Jammu & Kashmir: Terrorists have shot dead Inspector Mohd Asharf Dar at his residence in Pulwama; More details awaited. pic.twitter.com/6T2Fl8bnFM

— ANI (@ANI) August 22, 2018

# 11:02 AM: Unidentified bike-borne terrorists opened fire at the main gate of CRPF's 30th Battalion's G Company in Bijbehara's Hassanpora earlier today. The guard at the gate fired in retaliation, terrorists managed to escape. No injuries have been reported.

# 10:57 AM: Protesters pelt stones on a police vehicle and attack it with sticks as protests erupt in Anantnag.

#WATCH: Protesters pelt stones on a police vehicle & attack it with sticks as protests erupt in Anantnag. #JammuAndKashmir. pic.twitter.com/N5rC0Uw8qD

— ANI (@ANI) August 22, 2018

# 10:04 AM: Clashes break out between security forces and protesters in Srinagar.

# 09:52 AM: Terrorists have shot dead a police personnel outside an eidgah in Kulgam's Zazripora.

#Visuals from Zazripora in Kulgam where terrorists have shot dead a police personnel outside an eidgah. #JammuAndKashmir pic.twitter.com/2H4CIxRrU3

— ANI (@ANI) August 22, 2018

# 09:46 AM: People seen waving national flag of Pakistan and flag of ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria) in Srinagar.

#JammuAndKashmir: People seen waving national flag of Pakistan and flag of ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria) in Srinagar. pic.twitter.com/i4STtWy49q

— ANI (@ANI) August 22, 2018

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