JK: Two killed in clashes with security forces, toll mounts to 75

JK: Two killed in clashes with security forces, toll mounts to 75

JK: Two killed in clashes with security forces, toll mounts to 75

Sayar Ahmad Sheikh, 26, died when the security forces fired tear gas shells and pellets on protesters at Tukroo village in Shopian in an attempt to disperse them.

Almost 80 people have been killed in similar clashes and around 10,000 injured since protests erupted in Kashmir in July after the killing of terrorist Burhan Wani.

The official said Sheikh was rushed to the sub-district hospital at Rajpora where doctors declared him brought dead.

On Saturday two protesters were killed and 110 others injured in widespread clashes across the Valley. However, there was no curfew anywhere in the Valley.

Official sources said that hundreds of people hit the streets immediately after announcements were made that security forces and state police personnel were conducting raids to arrest youths in Kareemabad, Pulwama.

Yesterday, two protesters were killed in clashes with security forces in Anantnag and Shopian districts and over 100 were left injured in protests across the Valley.

Bhat sustained pellet injuries during the clashes, he said.

"19 CRPF personnel injured & 01 CRPF vehicle damaged in 24 stone pelting incident involving the Forces in the Kashmir valley in past 24 hrs", the force said in a tweet. The situation across the Valley continues to be tense, he added. While shops, business establishments and petrol pumps continued to remain shut during the day, they open in the evening on some days of the week in view of the 12-hour relaxation in the strike from 6 PM announced by the separatists.

The region has been the scene of unrest targeted at Indian rule these past two months.

At least 50 protesters and 12 CRPF and police personal are so far injured in the ongoing clashes.

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