Youth dies in clashes in Srinagar, toll 68

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Srinagar, Aug 21 (IANS) A 25-year old youth died on Sunday of a tear smoke shell injury during clashes with security forces in the old city area of Srinagar, taking the death toll in the ongoing violence in the Valley to 68.

Police said Abdul Majid, 25, died in the hospital where he had been shifted for treatment after being hit on the chest by a tear smoke shell during clashes with security forces in Fateh Kadal of Srinagar city where curfew was in force.

According to police, a group of protesters defied curfew restrictions in the area and carried out a protest march. Protesters pelted stones at security forces who used tear smoke to disperse them.

Abdul Majid of Malarata locality sustained a tear smoke shell injury on his chest after which he was taken to hospital where he died, a police officer said.

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Police said clashes also erupted between the security forces in Behrampora and Rafiabad areas of Baramulla district during the day.



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