Three killed and 30 injured in fresh violence in Kashmir

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Srinagar, Aug 14 (UNI) Three people were killed and 25 were wounded when Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and police opened fire, burst teargas shells and resorted to lathicharge to disperse demonstrators in different parts of the valley overnight.

Official sources said hundreds of people today took to streets at Safa Kadal, protesting against the alleged atrocities by the CRPF and killing of more than 25 people and injuries to 600 people in the valley during the past four days.

When the prostesters were marching towards the main road, security forces opened fire causing injuries to two persons.

One of the injured identified as Tanvir Ahmad Handoo, a resident of Later Masjid, died before he could be shifted to hospital. Another person with bullet injuries was admitted to hospital.

Later, people from adjoining areas also joined the demonstrators, raising pro-freedom and anti-CRPF and police slogans.

Reports of protests were also received from other parts of the city.

They said CRPF opened fire on processionists at village Bolu Pulwama in south Kashmir who were protesting against them for showing disrespect to a place of worship, ransacking houses and beating up inmates during the day.

Sources said about 30 people, ten of them with bullet wounds, were injured in the incident. The injured were admitted to hosptial where two of them have succumbed.


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