Srinagar, Aug 2: As many as eight people were killed in the Kashmir violence on Sunday, Aug 1, rising the death toll in the fresh violence that has erupted in the valley since Friday, Jul 30 to 14.
According to the police five civilians were killed and 35 others were injured in the massive blast that was triggered off by a mob that set an abandoned police station, where explosives and a cooking gas cylinder were kept, on fire.
The rest of the deaths occurred in a police firing in Pampore, where police and CRPF personnel opened fire on protesters who were trying to block the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway. Several others were injured in the incident.
While Jammu Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has called on the political parties to unite and the people to calm down so that peace can be restored in the valley, in New Delhi, the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh met on Sunday, Aug 1 for the second time to review the situation in the state.