Day 4: Kashmir reels under curfew

Curfew continued for the fourth consecutive day on Tuesday in most parts of the Kashmir to prevent violence from spreading further, officials said.
“Strict curfew shall continue in Anantnag, Shopian, Kulgam, Pulwama districts in south and Baramulla, Sopore, Kupwara, Ganderbal and Bandipora towns in the north,” a senior police official said.
“Curfew will also continue in the two central districts of Srinagar and Badgam,” he added.
Since violence started here on Saturday following the death of top Hizbul Mujahideen commander, Burhan Wani, 22, who was killed in a gunfight on Friday along with two of his associates, 30 people including 29 civilian protesters and a policeman have died.
“Of these, 14 people died in Anantnag, eight in Kulgam, four in Shopian, three in Pulwama and one in Srinagar district,” the official confirmed.
So far, over 1,000 people including civilians and security personnel have been injured in the clashes.
“Of these, 500 were discharged after first aid while the rest were admitted to hospitals for treatment,” a health department official said.
Both mobile internet facility and cell phone operations in south Kashmir’s Shopian, Anantnag, Kulgam and Pulwama districts remain suspended.

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