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Friday, August 5, 2016

Violence in Kashmir again, Three killed, 150 injured

Violence in Kashmir again,
Three killed, 150 injured

Srinagar : Three persons were killed and over 150 injured in fresh clashes which rocked Kashmir at several places after Friday prayers, on Friday, 5th August 2016 raising the death toll during the current unrest to 53.

The clashes took place even as curfew was extended to more areas of Kashmir to thwart a planned march by separatists to Hazratbal shrine here even as normal life in the Valley remained paralysed for the 28th consecutive day.

Mohammad Maqbool Khanday was killed allegedly in action by security forces against mobs who indulged in stone-pelting after Friday prayers at Nagam in Chadoora area of central Kashmir's Budgam district, a police official said.

As the news of Khanday's death spread, protests erupted at several places along the Chanapora-Chadoora road and clashes were reported from Kralpora area, he said.

In another incident, three youth were critically injured in action by security forces against violent mob at Khansahib area of Budgam district, the official said. He said the injured were taken to SMHS hospital here where one of them was declared "brought dead" by the doctors.

The death of the youth led to protests within the hospital and some youth started pelting stones on the nearby Karan Nagar police station. One youth was killed in a clash in Sopore, he said.

Mobs also indulged in stone-pelting on the ancestral house of Asia Naqash, Minister of State for Health, in Habbak area of Srinagar. However, nobody was in the house.

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