Kashmir: Teenager died in fresh violence at Baramulla district


Kashmir: A teenager was killed in a firing by security forces on Wednesday after the two days of peace. Since the killing of Burhan Wani on July 8, the curfew and violent clashes between militants and security forces was held in the valley for around 53 days.

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The name of the person has been identified as Danish Ahmed, 18. His death occurred as he sustained injuries in a protest which took place in north Kashmir's Baramulla district.

A police spokesperson said, “An unruly mob attacked the security forces with stones at Nadihal village. The security forces opened fire as protesters refused to disperse after tear smoke shells and pellets were fired at them.”

“Ahmed sustained critical injuries and was moved to a hospital for treatment where he succumbed,” the spokesperson said.

In the ongoing violence, around 72 people were killed including 70 civilians and two police officers.

On Wednesday, many angry youth again started protesting on the roads. Official sources said curfew was again reimposed in parts of Baramulla and nearby Sopore town.

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