11 injured in Shopian as security forces open fire at stone-pelting mob

  • IANS, Srinagar
  • Updated: Aug 23, 2016 15:52 IST
Policemen stand guard during curfew in Srinagar. (Waseem Andrabi/HT Photo)

At least 11 protesters were injured in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district on Tuesday as security forces opened fire at a stone-pelting mob, police said.

“Eleven people were injured in Nowgam,” a senior police officer said, adding that three of the injured were brought to Srinagar for treatment.

Authorities continued restrictions in many parts of Kashmir as life remained paralysed for the 46th consecutive day.

Curfew would continue in old Srinagar city and Anantnag town while restrictions will remain in force in all other districts of Kulgam, Shopian, Pulwama, Baramulla, Bandipora, Ganderbal, Kupwara and Badgam towns, a police official said.

Educational institutions, markets, public transports and other businesses remained closed as separatists have already extended protest shutdown till August 25.

At least 68 people including 66 civilians and two policemen have died in the violence in the valley since July 9, a day after Hizbul commander Burhan Wani was killed by the security forces in a gunfight.

Meanwhile, oil supplies were restored to the valley on Tuesday after chief minister Mehbooba Mufti assured of security to the oil tanker owners and truckers.

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