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Additional paramilitary personnel to be deployed in Kashmir


New Delhi, Aug 23: In the wake of continuous unrest in the Kashmir Valley, the Centre today rushed 2,600 additional paramilitary forces to Jammu and Kashmir.

Twenty-six companies (100 personnel in each company) of Border Security Force are being dispatched to trouble-torn areas in the state for maintaining law and order, official sources said.

Valley gets additional BSF personnel

These forces are being drawn from Gujarat, Rajasthan and West Bengal and they are expected to reach the Valley in a day or two.

Besides, an additional 30 companies of the force are also expected to be sent to the state in next few days after their withdrawal from the Amarnath Yatra duties, sources said.

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Kashmir Valley has been witnessing unrest after the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani 45 days ago.

As many as 65 people including two police personnel have been killed and several thousands injured in the clashes that began on July 9.


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