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Two killed in fresh clashes in south Kashmir, death toll rises to 78

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 10 September 2016, 13:47 IST

A 26-year-old man was killed after being hit by a teargas shell during clashes with security forces in South Kashmir's Shopian district on 10 September.

Meanwhile, a 23-year-old was killed in forces action in Batengoo village of south Kashmir's Anantnag district, taking the overall death toll in the current uprising to 78. The deceased was identified as Yawar Ahmad.

During the clashes which broke out in Shopian on 4 September, protesters set a mini-secretariat building ablaze. Over 100 people were injured in the clashes.

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On 9 September, curfew was reimposed in many parts of Kashmir to maintain law and order ahead of Friday prayers. Normal life remains crippled due to curfew and the shutdown call by separatists groups. Shops, business establishments and petrol pumps continued to remain shut during the day.

The separatists have extended the shutdown programme till 16 September. Schools, colleges and other educational institutions in the Valley remain closed.

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Two police personnel are among those killed while several thousand others have been injured in the clashes between protesters and security forces in the Valley since Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani was killed in an encounter in south Kashmir on 8 July.

-With inputs from agencies

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First published: 10 September 2016, 13:47 IST
 
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