Three people killed, 130 injured in fresh clashes

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Three  people were killed and over 130 were injured in fresh clashes across Kashmir valley, where people took to streets after Friday prayers to protest against the civilian killings.
With this the total number of civilians killed in security force firing has increased to 54 since July 9, a day after Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) commander Burhan Wani and two other militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in Anantnag district. Two policemen have also lost their lives in clashes in the last 28 days.
Official sources here this evening said that hundreds of protestors took to streets after Friday prayers at Beerwah in central Kashmir district of Budgam.
However, security forces burst teargas shells and resorted to firing to disperse the protestors, who were pelting stones. Scores of people were injured in the clash. Some of the injured were rushed to SHMS hospital, Srinagar, where one of them was declared brought dead.
Officials said that hundreds of people, defying curfew restrictions, took to streets at Chadoora in central Kashmir district of Bugam after Friday prayers to protest against the killing of civilians.
However, security forces burst teargas shells and resorted to lathicahrge too disperse the protestors, who were pelting stones.
The security forces later fired to disperse the protestors, who were regrouping and pelting stones. Over 30 persons were injured in the clashes. The injured were immediately taken to a hospital, where one of them identified as Mohammad Maqbool Khanday succumbed to his injuries.
Meanwhile, shouting ‘anti-forces’ and ‘pro-freedom’ slogans, thousands of protestors, including women and children, defied restrictions and took to streets at various places in south Kashmir district of Shopian after Friday prayers.

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