Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

Kashmir unrest: Four killed, toll mounts to 65

Narada Desk | August 16, 2016 10:49 am Print
A mob attacked security forces with stones in Aripanthan village on Tuesday, police said

In the relentless protest in Jammu and Kashmir, four people¬†were killed and seven others injured on Tuesday when a mob clashed with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Budgam district.

A mob attacked security forces with stones in Aripanthan village on Tuesday, police said.

One more civilian was shot dead at Anantnag in south Kashmir.

“To bring the situation under control security forces opened fire, resulting in the death of a youth and injuries for three others,” a senior police officer told IANS.

“The injured have been taken to hospital for treatment. Doctors have described the condition of one of the injured as critical,” the officer said.

With the latest deaths, the toll mounted to 65 in the Kashmir unrest that was triggered by the July 8 killing of a popular rebel commander, Burhan Wani, in a shootout with security forces.

To curb the violence in Kashmir, curfew has been imposed by government authority and separatist called shutdown continued on Tuesday for the 39th consecutive day.

A 20-year-old youth identified as Yaseer Ahmed of S.D.colony of Batmaloo locality in Srinagar was killed on Monday when a mob indulged in intense stone pelting. Two other youths sustained bullet injuries.

Another youth identified as Ashfaq Ahmed, who was injured in a stone pelting clash in the Tangmarg area of Baramulla district two weeks back, succumbed to his injuries on Monday evening. Over 4,000 people, including security personnel and civilians, have been injured in the unrest.