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Valley tense, curfew continues
One killed, 14 wounded as clashes continue after Afzal Guru’s hanging
Tribune News Service

Srinagar, February 10
Curfew continued without relaxation for the second day today in all 10 district headquarters of the Valley as clashes continued over the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, resulting in death of a youth and injuries to 14 others.

One person drowned in Jhelum river near Sumbal in Bandipore district when a group of protesters were being chased away by security forces, local residents alleged.

Five youths were injured, two of them critically, in police firing during a demonstration at Wattergam in Rafiabad area of Baramulla district. Those injured were shifted to the Baramulla District Hospital. Critically injured Sajad Zahoor and Ubaid Rather were being shifted to Srinagar for specialised treatment. IGP, Kashmir, SM Sahai said the condition of Zahoor was very critical.

Three protesters were injured in a clash with the police in Nadihal village near Jageer-Doabga, Guru’s native place. Two others were injured at Khanpora on the outskirts of Baramulla town.

“Isolated incidents of stone pelting were reported in different places,” said the police, adding that security forces exercised maximum restraint while dealing with the law and order situations. Four policemen were injured, one of them seriously, in the clashes, the police said.

On the Bandipore youth’s death, the police said a boat ferrying people from Batwani to Wangipora capsized in Jhelum. Of the six who were caught in the current, five were rescued. One Tariq Ahmad Bhat drowned. His body was handed over to his relatives.





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