4 Dead, 15 Injured In Fresh Firing In J&K Budgam


Four people will killed and 15 others were injured in fresh clashes in Jammu and Kashmir today, taking the total number of deaths in the violence that erupted in the Valley after 22-year-old terrorist Burhan Wani was killed in July to 64.

Protestors clashed with security forces at a village in Magam area of Budgam district today. Police say they opened fire to disperse the crowd as they were throwing stones.

In recent years, Wani had emerged as a top recruiter for the Hizbul Mujahideen, the largest terror group in Kashmir.

With frequent posts on Facebook that showed him in fatigues and with weapons seized from security troops, he leveraged the seething dissatisfaction of the youth in the state to glamorise militancy.

The daily clashes between huge mobs and security forces since July 8 when he was killed have killed nearly 64 people and left at least 5,000 injured, many of them security personnel.

The curfew in Kashmir has extended over an unprecedented five weeks.

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