Violence continues in India-controlled Kashmir despite curfew and high death toll

19:30, August 02, 2010      

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Despite strict curfew imposed across most towns of India-controlled Kashmir, including capital city Srinagar, the violence continued raising the death toll, officials Monday said.

Early in the morning, a 17-year-old Tariq Ahmad Dar succumbed to his injuries in Srinagar hospital. Dar was hit by a tear smoke shell fired by police at Bijbehara-44km south of Srinagar city on Saturday.

With this the death toll of civilians has gone to 14 in the three days.

Soon after Dar's body reached Bijbehara, protest demonstration broke out in the town and adjoining areas. Police fired tear smoke shells and warning shots to disperse the protesters, during which two people sustained injuries.

Thousands of policemen and India's paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel in full-riot gear have been deployed along the streets and roads of towns to enforce restrictions. However, people were defying restrictions.

Meanwhile, the Indian army troopers have cordoned the police camp of KhrewPampore, 35 km south of Srinagar to clear the debris and carry out sanitization.

Sunday evening, protesters attacked the police camp forcing policemen to flee. The irate protesters thereafter set it ablaze and the inferno triggered blasts of explosive devices stored in the ammunition room killing four people and injuring 20 others.
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