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Kashmir curfew continues for fourth day

Mobile internet facility and cell phone operations in several parts of south Kashmir remain suspended

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Publish Date: Jul 12 2016 11:59AM | Updated Date: Jul 12 2016 12:08PM

Kashmir curfew continues for fourth day

Security personnel on guard in Srinageras separatist groups extended their strike call for two days more in valley. (Photo: ANI)


Curfew continued for the fourth successive day on Tuesday in several parts of the Kashmir to prevent widespread violence.

Violence continued on Monday as mobs clashed with the security forces and torched their posts and pickets.
Since violence started in the valley last Saturday after the death of top Hizbul Mujahideen commander, Burhan Wani, 22, who was killed in a gunfight on Friday, at least 30 people including 29 civilian protesters and a policeman have lost their lives.
"Of these, 14 people died in Anantnag, eight in Kulgam, four in Shopian, three in Pulwama and one in Srinagar district," the official confirmed.
Twelve CRPF)troopers were injured on Monday when someone from a stone pelting crowd hurled a grenade at the forces in Srinagar's Nowhatta area.
Intelligence agencies said this was a dangerous development.
"Militants using stone pelting mobs as cover is a serious development. This would blur the distinction between civilian protesters and militants," said a senior intelligence official.
Till now , not less than 1,000 people including civilians and security personnel have been injured in the clashes.
"Of these, 500 were discharged after first aid while the rest were admitted to hospitals for treatment," a health department official said.
Police said that there were over 500 clashes between mobs and the security forces at different places during the last four days.
Separatists have extended the protest shutdown in the Valley until Wednesday.
Mobile internet facility and cell phone operations in several parts of south Kashmir remain suspended.
The Amaranth Yatra resumed on Monday after remaining suspended for two days.