Two persons were killed and at least four CRPF personnel injured in
fresh violence in the Kashmir Valley despite imposition of curfew
and restrictions in several parts.
In Narbal on the outskirts of Srinagar, a mob surrounded CRPF buses
and fired at the security personnel in which four of them sustained
bullet injuries. In the retaliatory fire, one person was killed,
In another incident, a group pelted stones at a CRPF team in
Anantnag. The CRPF personnel tried to disperse the crowd using
teargas shells but this did not dissuade the protestors who also
tried to snatch weapons. One person was killed in the firing, police
Authorities had imposed curfew and restrictions in various parts of
the Valley which saw widespread trouble yesterday in which four
people were killed in police firing.
Today's mob violence saw a five-year-old girl suffering serious
injuries on her eye when the vehicle in which she was travelling was
attacked by stone-pelters in South Kashmir.
Stray incidents of violence were reported from Sopore.
Police put to use for the first time its non-lethal weapon --Shotgun
-- which proved helpful in dispersing protesters who tried to attack
an army camp.
One person, identified as Rafiq Ahmed Dar, was injured when the
police and security forces used the Shotgun to disperse a violent
mob in Seelo in Sopore when they attempted to overrun a camp of the
In adjacent Bomai, a mob tried to set afire a police station but was
prevented by security forces, police said, adding some one from the
crowd fired at the police party injuring a constable.
A five-year-old girl suffered eye injuries when a group of
protestors pelted stones at her vehicle in Valtengu village of South
Kashmir today. The girl, Rohana, was on her way to Srinagar for a
medical check-up, police said.
Elsewhere, 20-year-old Firdous Ahmad Khan received minor injuries
when he fell down on a stone when a group of people were pelting
stones at a security force convoy at Singhpora in Pattan in
Baramulla district this morning.
At least seven persons, including four policemen, were injured in a
clash between the police and a group of protestors in the premises
of sacred Hazratbal shrine on the outskirts of Srinagar.
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah chaired a meeting of
Unified Headquarters meeting to discuss the prevailing situation in
the Valley which has been hit by fresh protests.