Kashmir unrest: Two civilians killed, one cop critical on Day 7 of protests
At least one police officer and two civilians were killed and scores were injured in protests on the seventh day of the ongoing turmoil in Kashmir over militant Burhan Wani’s killing.india Updated: Jul 16, 2016 00:41 IST
Two civilians were killed and scores of others were injured in separate incidents in Kashmir on Friday, as numerous protests were reported from across the Valley on the seventh day of the ongoing turmoil after militant Burhan Wani’s killing.
In one of the attacks, a policeman was seriously injured and is critical. Fearing escalation of the ongoing turmoil after Friday prayers, a curfew was imposed from early morning in all the 10 districts of Kashmir region.
In south Kashmir’s Kulgam district, Yaripora police station was attacked with a grenade and fired upon. The attackers also included militants, police sources said.
“Militants lobbed grenades and fired indiscriminately at the police party that was dealing with violent protesters. Seven police personnel and three civilians received gunshot and splinter injuries. One civilian died of militant firing,” the police press statement said.
“The seven injured policemen have been hospitalised among whom a constable, Mudasir Ahmed Shah, is critical,” it added.
Police said in Drugmulla in Kupwara district, a mob attacked an army camp and one protester was killed in retaliatory firing. Two civilians were also injured.
Sources said the youth killed in Yaripora was Sayar Ahmad of Chitragam village of Shopian district and the one killed in Kupwara was Mushtaq Ahmed Ganie.
Separatists on Friday extended the shutdown call in Kashmir by three days to protest against the killing of civilians and demanded lifting of the curfew and authorities said strict curfew is likely to continue across several districts on Saturday.