Civilian, cop succumb to injuries, toll reaches 51

Civilian, cop succumb to injuries, toll reaches 51

Civilian, cop succumb to injuries, toll reaches 51

Curfew, strike and communication clampdown continued in Kashmir Valley on 16th consecutive day on Sunday with two more persons succumbing to their injuries, taking the death toll to 51.

A youth, who had been hit by a bullet in abdomen near Pampore in Pulwama on July 10, succumbed to his injuries at the tertiary care hospital SKIMS here this morning.

A policeman, who was injured critically in a blast at Yaripora area of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on July 15, also succumbed to injuries in the morning at the same hospital.

With this, the total number of deaths during the past 16 days of violence following Hizbul commander Burhan Wani’s killing on July 8 has mounted to 51. 

The dead include two policemen.

Thousands of people, including security forces personnel have been injured in over two weeks of violence.    

Meanwhile, the curfew, shutdown and protests amid mobile phone and internet blockade continued across the Valley with separatists again extending the strike call till July 29.

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