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Kashmir unrest: Death toll rises to 67 as youth dies of pellet injuries in Pulwama clash

News Agencies | Updated on: 26 August 2016, 19:44 IST

A youth was killed and several others injured in fresh clashes between protesters and security forces in Pulwama district, raising the official death toll of the Kashmir unrest to 67.

"One youth identified as 18-year-old Shakeel Ahmad Ganai was brought to district hospital Pulwama with pellet injuries in his chest. He was declared 'brought dead' by the doctors," a police official said.

He said Ganai and several other persons were injured in the action by security forces against protestors at Nikas Arbal in Rajpora area of the district this afternoon.

With this death, the toll in the ongoing unrest, which broke out a day after Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani was killed in an encounter on July 8, has reached 67.

--PTI

First published: 26 August 2016, 19:44 IST
 
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