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Class 11 student killed, four injured in firing by security forces in Kashmir

Another civilian, a Class 11 student, was killed and four others were injured on Friday in an alleged firing by security forces on an agitated mob as protesters tried to storm an army camp in a tense but curfew-bound Kashmir Valley, police said.

Representational image. PTI

Representational image. PTI

The four were taken to the nearby hospital, following which Arif Hussain, the Class 11 student, was declared dead on arrival, said a report in NDTV.

A police officer told IANS that the protesters were demonstrating outside an army camp in Natnusa village of border district Kupwara when soldiers opened fire to stop them from marching in.

The NDTV report further said that the police claimed protestres started throwing stones at the camp where security forces were staying, following which the forces opened fire.

Bullets hit five protesters and one of the injured later died in a hospital, the officer said.

The demonstrators were protesting against deaths of four civilians in firing and tear gas shelling by security forces since Tuesday.

Strict restrictions were imposed across the valley amid protests and shut-down call by separatist groups against the civilian killings, triggering fresh unrest in Kashmir.

With inputs from IANS

Updated Date: Apr 15, 2016 19:55 PM

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