One killed, 15 injured in clash, police firing in Kashmir

  • PTI, Srinagar
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  • Updated: Aug 01, 2010 15:36 IST

One person was killed and 15 others, including 13 policemen, were injured in clashes between protestors and security forces which opened fire in Pampore area in the outskirts of the city on Sunday.

Groups of protestors took to the streets and tried to block the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway when security
personnel intervened, police said.

Repeated requests to the protestors to disperse followed by cane-charging, teargassing and firing in the air proved
futile as the crowd turned violent and started throwing stones at policemen, injuring 13 of them.

Security personnel then opened fire in which three persons were injured, they said, adding one of them succumbed
to his injuries.

Curfew remained clamped in violence-hit Kashmir Valley as security forces maintained a close vigil on the situation,
which continued to be tense.

Curfew was imposed in nine districts of the Valley --Anantnag, Srinagar, Baramulla, Kulgam, Budgam, Bandipora,
Gnaderbal, Shopian and Pulwama -- while prohibitory orders are in place in Kupwara district.

Two civilians were killed and 50 people, including 30 policemen, injured yesterday in clashes between protesters and
security forces. With today's death, the number of people killed in violence since Friday has gone up to seven.


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