Kashmir unrest: Mob tries to storm army camp, more forces rushed

New Delhi: A mob tried to storm an army camp on Sunday in Bandipora district, shattering the day-long fragile peace in curfew-bound Kashmir even as the Centre rushed about two thousand additional CRPF personnel to shore up security in the Valley where violence since July 9 has claimed 39 lives.

Protesters attacked the army camp at Ajas in Bandipora district, forcing the security forces to open fire. Three persons were injured in the incident, police said.

Curfew remained in force for the third consecutive day while normal life remained paralysed in the wake of deadly clashes that have rocked the Valley following the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani nine days ago leaving 39 dead and over 3,160 injured. Two persons were also injured in security forces action when a mob pelted stones in Eidgah area of the city.

The fresh violence came even as the situation in curfew-bound Kashmir was by and large peaceful during the day. After restricting mobile telephone services, authorities have now snapped the landline connections to curb the violent protests.

“All 10 districts of Kashmir Valley continue to remain under curfew today as a precautionary measure for maintaining law and order,” a police official said.

He said the decision to continue the curfew was taken to maintain law and order as one person was killed in fresh violence in Kupwara district on Saturday.