40th day of curfew in Kashmir

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Srinagar, Aug 17 (IANS) Officially imposed curfew and separatist called shut down on Wednesday paralysed the lives of people in Kashmir Valley on the 40th consecutive day.

Three security personnel, including two army soldiers and a local policeman, were killed and four soldiers injured early Wednesday morning when militants attacked an army convoy in north Kashmir’s Baramulla town, a police official told IANS here.

Militants also attacked the Kakapora police station in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district late on Tuesday, injuring five policeman.

The curfew was imposed in all the ten districts of the valley, including old city area of Srinagar, to maintain law and order.

Five civilians, four in Badgam district and one in Anantnag, were killed and 14 injured in clashes with the security forces on Tuesday.

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The death toll in the ongoing unrest in the valley which began on July 9, a day after the killing of top militant Burhan Wani, has risen to 65 while over 4,000 people have been injured.

Educational institutions, shops, public transports and other businesses remain closed for the 40th day on Wednesday.

It is the worst violence in Kashmir since 2010 when the valley was rocked by similar protests leaving scores dead and injured.



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