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Army out to enforce curfew in Srinagar

Army was deployed on the streets of Srinagar late in the night to enforce curfew imposed after the killing of three youths allegedly in firing by security forces. Fresh violence broke out in Kashmir Valley on Tuesday after days of calm, leaving four persons dead and over 70 injured.

india Updated: Jul 07, 2010 07:06 IST

Army was on Tuesday night deployed on the streets of Srinagar to enforce curfew imposed after the killing of three youths allegedly in firing by security forces.

The decision to deploy the army was taken late tonight in view of the fact that adequate police personnel were not available to deal with the situation as they have been deployed for Amarnath Yatra and counter-insurgency operations.

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Secretary S S Kapoor sent a formal request to the local army headquarters for sending in troops to maintain law and order, official sources said.

Fresh violence broke out in Kashmir Valley on Tuesday after days of calm, leaving four persons dead and over 70 injured following which indefinite curfew was clamped in Srinagar.