1 dead, 3 injured; Valley on the boil

Security forces open fire as angry mob targets an Army camp in Kupwara

Srinaga: Kashmir continued to be on the boil with one more youth getting killed and three others being injured in firing by security forces in Kupwara district to disperse a stone-pelting mob that attacked an army camp yesterday.

An injured being rushed to a hospital in Kupwara. Pic/PTI
An injured being rushed to a hospital in Kupwara. Pic/PTI

Protests rocked many places in Kupwara and its adjoining areas to mark the fourth day of death of three persons who were killed in firing by security forces in Handwara town on Tuesday following allegations of molestation of a girl.

A police official said four persons were injured when security forces opened fire on a mob that was pelting stones on an army camp at Kupwara’s Nathnusa area, about 100 kms Srinagar. Among the injured, a youth named Arif Ahmad was hurt critically and succumbed to his wounds hours later, sources said.

With the latest casualty, the death toll has risen to five in the unrest that began on Tuesday following the alleged molestation of a girl in Handwara.

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