Kashmir unrest: Primary school building set ablaze in Baramulla

Srinagar: A primary school building and two vehicles were set ablaze by some persons in Kashmir in separate incidents of arson over the past 24 hours, police said on Thursday.

 Kashmir unrest: Primary school building set ablaze in Baramulla

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This was the 19th school building set on fire by unknown persons since the current unrest began in Kashmir following killing of Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani in an encounter with security forces on 8 July.

A police official said Government Primary School at Taaper in Pattan area of Baramulla district was set on fire by unknown persons late last night, a police official said. He said the three-room building was gutted in the fire.

In another incident, miscreants set on fire an autorickshaw in Rainawari for violating the strike call given by the separatists, who are spearheading the agitation.

The autorickshaw was destroyed in the fire, the official said.

Unconfirmed reports said a truck was set ablaze at Parimpora in the outskirts of the city this morning.
However, police denied any such incident having taken place.

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Updated Date: Oct 27, 2016 15:09:42 IST