Two killed in police firing in Kashmir Valley(Lead: Kupwara)

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Kupwara/ Baramulla (Jammu and Kashmir), Aug 13 (ANI): At least two persons were killed and several others injured in firing by security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara and Baramulla Districts on Friday.

Sixty-five-year-old Ali Mohammad, who was seriously injured in Pattan in Baramulla District this morning succumbed to his injuries at Srinagar's Soura Medical Institute.

"The victim had received a fire arm injury and succumbed to his wounds," said Deputy Medical Superintendent of Soura Medical Institute Riyaz Ahmad.ccording to sources, the forces opened fire early in the morning to disperse protesters at Tergham in Kupwara.

After the incident, tension has gripped the entire area.

Meanwhile, curfew has been imposed in the area to maintain law and order.

Paramilitary and police forces have been deployed in strength to thwart any protest marches planned for the day.

Meanwhile, Hurriyat Conference (M) Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, who has been under house arrest, has called for a march to Jamia Masjid in downtown Srinagar today and has announced that he would defy the restrictions.

A curfew was initially imposed on June 30 in parts of northern and southern Kashmir to stop demonstrations over a couple of protesters who died in police firing.

It was lifted some days later, but was again imposed as fresh violence erupted.

The valley is witnessing a surge of violence that has led the authorities to impose frequent curfew restrictions in several parts of Kashmir.

With this death, the death toll in violence touched 53 since June. (ANI)

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