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Curfew in north Kashmir town after youth killed in army firing

IANS  |  Srinagar 

The authorities on Thursday imposed in a volatile north town after a youth was killed in firing by security forces, a said.

The restrictions were imposed in Trehgam and all schools and colleges shut in the border disrict of Kupwara to maintain law and order amid fear of street protests.

The authorities also suspended in Baramulla and Kupwara as a precautionary measure.

Khalid Gaffar, 20, was killed on Wednesday night when an patrol opened fire after it was attacked by a mob of stone-pelters in Trehgam town, 70 km north of here.

in a statement said that a mob of 30 to 40 youth resorted to heavy stone-pelting at the domination patrol at Trehgam around 8 p.m. on Wednesday.

The stone-pelters were verbally cautioned before two blank rounds were fired in air to disperse the "violent crowd".

But they didn't relent. Five in the incident.

"The patrol, finally, resorted to controlled fire at the aggressive mob in self-defence."



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First Published: Thu, July 12 2018. 12:24 IST