One policeman killed, 2600 injured in Kashmir unrest so far

A policeman was killed and over 2600 personnel injured so far in the unrest in the Valley which also resulted in damages to 29 police stations, Jammu and Kashmir Police said on Friday.

Srinagar: A policeman was killed and over
2600 personnel injured so far in the unrest in the Valley
which also resulted in damages to 29 police stations, Jammu
and Kashmir Police said on Friday.

As many as 29 departmental or private vehicles and 23
residential houses of policemen were also burnt down or
damaged by the mobs during the 105 days of unrest, which
claimed the lives of 104 protesters and left 500 others
injured, a police spokesman said here.
In addition to the policemen, 1351 CRPF personnel were
also injured in fierce clashes between the law enforcing
agencies and the stone-pelting mobs, he said.

In hundreds of violent incidents of stone pelting and
arson, a policeman lost his life and 2660 personnel suffered
injuries, both grievous and minor, the spokesman said, adding
summer capital Srinagar accounted for the highest number of
640 injured policemen followed by Baramulla district (605).

The number of policemen injured in Pulwama district was
503, Budgam district (205), Ganderbal (185), Kupwara (153),
Anantnag (119), Bandipora (97), Kulgam (90) and Shopian (63),
he said.

"Station House Officer of Pattan Police Station Fayaz
Ahmed was injured in one of the many incidents in which
militants fired from among the mobs."
Contesting the reports that several thousands civilians
were injured in the clashes, the spokesman said only 504
people suffered injuries while security forces were engaged in
controlling scores of law and order situations in various
parts of the Valley.

Baramulla district recorded the highest 182 cases of
injured civilians followed by Srinagar district (156), Pulwama
(47), Budgam (32), Anantnag (31), Kupwara (21), Shopian (13),
Bandipora (10), Ganderbal (eight) and Kulgam (four), he
claimed.

About the incidents of arson, the spokesman said in all
78 properties including 44 offices of various departments, 29
police stations and police posts were set ablaze and damaged.

Mobs also set on fire and damaged 31 government vehicles
including 22 police vehicles, he said.

PTI

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