3 protesters killed in fresh clashes with security forces


Three civilians were killed by Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel when they opened fire on protestors at Aripanthan village in Central Kashmir’s Beerwah village.
On Tuesday morning, CRPF personnel opened indiscriminate fire when protestors threw stones at their convoy in Aripanthan village of Beerwah. The CRPF personnel were on way for deployment in the area.
Three civilian protestors have been killed and four injured. Eyewitnesses say one of the injured civilians is critical. The injured have been rushed to hospital.“We have information about three killings so far,” Superintendent of Budgam, Abdul Waheed told saying he is on way to the place of incident. The Deputy Commissioner Budgam, Altaf Ahmad, however, confirmed only two killings. “Two have been killed,” he said. “Two to three are critical”.
Beerwah is the home constituency of former chief minister and leader of opposition Omar Abdullah. With the fresh three killings of Tuesday morning, the toll of people killed in the clashes following Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani’s death July 9 has risen to 63.
Police said curfew and restrictions will continue in all the 10 district headquarters of the Valley on the 39th consecutive day. Separatists have already extended their protest shutdown to August 18. All educational institutions, shops, public transport and other businesses have remained shut since July 9.

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