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One killed, two injured in fresh violence in Shopian

Peerzada Ashiq, Hindustan Times  Srinagar, September 11, 2013
First Published: 17:16 IST(11/9/2013) | Last Updated: 19:42 IST(11/9/2013)

One person was killed and four others were injured in security forces' firing in south Kashmir's Shopian district on Wednesday as the authorities lifted curfew, first time after four youth, including a militant, were killed in CRPF firing on Saturday.

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Preliminary reports suggest that a clash broke out near Gagran, the same area where the four youth were killed, between protesters and security forces when angry protesters assembled outside a security forces camp. Of the four injured, three were critical and admitted to a local hospital.

Police had to use heavy tear smoke shelling and aerial firing, which was still on till late evening, to bring the situation under control.
 
Locals have identified the youth killed as Mohammad Rafiq Rather, a resident of Shopian's Bonasaidpora area.

Eyewitnesses alleged that Rather was hit by bullets fired by the security forces directly. He succumbed to injuries on the way to the hospital.
 
Panic gripped the whole area again and clashes were still on at the time of filing the report.

The authorities once again imposed the curfew in the wake of the latest killing.

The police have refused to comment on the killing immediately.


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