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Bandipora killings: Protesters try to set army school on fire

PTI  Srinagar, July 01, 2013
First Published: 14:42 IST(1/7/2013) | Last Updated: 14:44 IST(1/7/2013)

Protesters on Monday tried to set an army school on fire in Hajin area of Bandipora district in Kashmir over the killing of two youths in alleged army firing in a nearby village.


"A group of miscreants tried to set a school building on fire at Hajin but the blaze was put out by fire tenders in time," a police spokesman said.

He said there was no major damage done to the building by the miscreants who were chased away by law enforcing agencies.

However, sources said furniture of two class rooms was damaged in the incident.

Local residents of Hajin and Sumbal areas of Bandipora district have protesting since yesterday against the killing of two youths in alleged army firing at Markundal village.

While police have registered a case against unidentified army personnel, the army has instituted an inquiry into the incident.

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