Teen killed as army opens fire in Kashmir

Teen killed as army opens fire in Kashmir

Firing leaves at least three others injured

Teen killed as army opens fire in Kashmir

A teenager was killed in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Friday when Army opened fire on people protesting against the deaths of four civilians earlier this week.
The firing left at least three others injured.

Reports said Arif Ahmad Dar, a Class XI student was killed when army opened fire on protesters in Natnusa, Kupwara, 110 km from here.

The protesters attacked the army camp with stones and in the retaliatory action, Dar and three others were injured, reports added.

Dar succumbed to his injuries on way to hospital.

Block medical officer of Kupwara Dr Fareed said Dar had received bullets in the upper part of the legs.

He said three other injured have been referred to SMHS hospital in Srinagar as they too have bullet injuries in legs.

Two of the injured have been identified as Amir Sheikh and Danish Sheikh.

Protests and strike are being held in Kashmir since Tuesday, when four civilians including a woman were killed in security forces firing in Handwara, where a protest was in progress after locals charged that a soldier had tried to molest a school girl.

Authorities have placed some areas of Srinagar, Handwara and Kupwara towns under curfew since Wednesday and also suspended mobile internet services from Thursday to maintain law and order.

Both factions of Hurriyat and JKLF called for a shutdown on Saturday to protest the killing of Dar. Separatist leaders, including Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Yasin Malik continued to be house arrested.

Meanwhile, normal life remained crippled in Kashmir valley due to restrictions and strike called by separatists.

Reports said in old city of Srinagar, clashes erupted between youth and forces in several areas after the Friday prayers.

Kashmir University and Jammu and Kashmir State Board of School Education postponed all the examinations scheduled to be held on April 16 in view of strike call against the killing of Dar.

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