Kashmir: 3 killed, 30 injured in fresh protests
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Last Updated: Friday, September 17, 2010, 23:48
  
Srinagar: Three persons were killed and 30 others injured as violent protests continued at several places in Kashmir Valley where curfew remained in force in Srinagar and other major towns for the fifth successive day on Friday.

Five persons were injured when security forces allegedly opened fire to disperse hundreds of people who defied curfew and indulged in stone-pelting at Churpora village of Beerwah, 32 kms from here, in Budgam district, official sources said.

One of the critically injured identified as Fayaz Ahmad Dar was rushed to SKIMS Medical College Hospital at Bemina where he was declared brought dead by the doctors, they said.

Another youth Ghulam Rasool Bhat was killed and eight others injured when security forces allegedly opened fire and used pump action gun to chase away curfew-defying mob at Tapper Payeen in Pattan, 30 kms from here in Baramulla district, the sources said.

Bhat was taken to Sumbal sub-district hospital where he succumbed to injuries, they said.

At Shirmal in Shopian, 52 kms from here, a huge mob set on fire two forest huts, seized timber of forest department.

Security forces fired Pellet Action Guns (PAG) on the mob, resulting in injuries to six persons, the sources said.

They said two of the injured were shifted to Pulwama district hospital where one of them, identified as Imtiyaz Ahmad Malla, succumbed to injuries.

With the fresh killings, the death toll in the ongoing unrest, since June 11, in the Kashmir Valley has risen to 94.

Violent protests again broke out at Pattan and nearby areas in the evening and in the subsequent firing, six persons were injured.

The condition of two of the injured, Javid Ahmad and Shoukat Ahmad, was stated to be "critical", they said.

Three more persons were injured in clashes between security forces and protestors at Sangrama, 45 km from here in Baramulla district, they said, adding security forces allegedly opened fire to bring the situation under control.

Another person identified as Mohammad Shafi was hit by a bullet in the leg when security forces allegedly opened fire after being attacked by a stone-pelting mob at Chichloora- Magam, 25 kms from here, on Srinagar-Gulmarg road, they said.

Stone pelting incidents after Friday prayers were reported from Padgampora-Awantipora in Pulwama district, Main Chowk Sopore in Baramulla, Malik Masjid, Aalialpora and Shirmal in Shopian district, Nagam-Kokernag, Khushipora and Dooru in Anantnag district, the sources said.

The protestors were chased away by the security forces using teargas shells and batons, they said adding three persons were injured in the clashes.

PTI


First Published: Friday, September 17, 2010, 23:48


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