Curfew continues in all major towns of Kashmir Valley

"There is no report of any violation of curfew from anywhere so far," a police spokesman said.

However, two incidents of arson were reported in Sopore and Handwara towns of North Kashmir late last night.

Some people tried to set ablaze a revenue office at Sopore, 55 kms from here, in Baramulla district but timely action of police saved the building and the records but the windows of the building got damaged.

The spokesman said some people set ablaze a municipal committee post at Gonipora-Handwara, 80 kms from here, in Kupwara district.

Barring these two incidents, the situation remained by and large peaceful throughout the night, he said.

At least 25 people, including seven policemen, were injured in fierce clashes between stone-pelting mobs and law enforcing agencies in different parts of Kashmir Valley yesterday.

The spokesman said curfew continues to remain in force in Srinagar city, Budgam and adjoining areas including Chadoora in central Kashmir, Ganderbal and adjoining areas including Kangan in north-east of the valley.

Anantnag district town, Kulgam district town, Qoimoh, Pulwama district town, Shopian district town, Pampore town, Awantipora town, Tral in south Kashmir, Tangmarg, Sopore town, Kupwara district town, Trehgam, Kralpora, Handwara town, Chotipora, Kulangam and Bandipora district town in north Kashmir were the other towns under curfew.

Kashmir Valley has been rocked by violent protests since June 11 following the killing of a teenager in downtown Srinagar allegedly by police. The unrest has so far claimed 89 lives.

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