Fresh violence in Kashmir, 2 killed, 19 injured

Violence in Kashmir Valley
Srinagar, Sep 18: Even as parts of Srinagar saw a four hour relaxation of the curfew, fresh violence erupted in the valley on Saturday, Sep 18, leading to two deaths, rising the death toll in the spiraling three month long unrest to 97.

Two people were killed and 19 others injured in alleged firing by security forces in Pattan and Anantnag towns.

Locals allege that the police started unprovoked firing on a group of people coming out of a mosque at Palhalan in Pattan killing one youngster and injuring four others.

Rejected the locals' allegations, a police spokesman said a mob tried to block the Srinagar-Baramulla National Highway and started heavy stone pelting on security forces prompting them to act.

“As security forces tried to control the situation, three persons were injured," he said.

Meanwhile in Anantnag, clashes erupted after the body of a 10-year-old boy, who was missing since Monday, Sep 13, was fished out from river Jhelum, official sources said.

Defying curfew, thousands from Nathpora in Khanabal and neighbouring areas took to streets and held a procession with the body of the boy, identified as Maroof Ahmad Nath.

With tear gas shells failing to quell the stone pelting mob, security personnel allegedly opened fire injuring 15 people.

One of the injured persons, identified as Nooruddin Dagga, succumbed to his injuries at a hospital.

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