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Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Five killed as protesters clash with security forces in Kashmir

Curfew remained in force in the entire Srinagar district and Anantnag town and restrictions were in place in the rest of the Valley. File photo
Five youths were killed and six injured on Tuesday in clashes between protesters and security forces in Magam area of central Kashmir’s Budgam district, taking the death toll in the ongoing unrest in the Valley to 63.
A CRPF vehicle was pelted with stones by a group of youth at Aripathan in the morning, and In a retaliatory action by the security forces, the deaths occurred, an official said.
Curfew in Srinagar
Curfew remained in force in the entire Srinagar district and Anantnag town and restrictions were in place in the rest of the Valley as life remained affected for the 39th consecutive day.
The official said curfew and restrictions were imposed to thwart the plans of separatists to organise a sit-in against the civilian killings at main market places of the Valley.
Schools, colleges and private offices remained closed while public transport remained off the road due to the strike called by separatists. Attendance in government offices was thin.
Connectivity suspended
Internet and mobile services across the Valley remained suspended.
While broadband services were snapped on Saturday evening, the mobile telephony was suspended late in the night on the same day.
Life has been hit due to protests against the killing of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani in an encounter with security forces on July 8.
Sixty persons, including two policemen, were killed and several thousands injured in the clashes that began on July 9.

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