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U.S. expresses concern over violence in Kashmir

Updated: Jul 30, 2016 17:44 IST

Washington, July 30 (ANI): The United States has expressed concerns over ongoing tensions in the Kashmir valley, post the death of Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani and appealed for de-escalating the tensions.

"We're obviously concerned by the violence and we want to see the tensions de-escalated," said US State Department spokesperson John Kirby.

A wave of protest that erupted after Wani's kiiling has claimed dozens of civilian lives and hundreds of Kashmiri people have been injured.

Many of the security personnel have also been killed and injured in fights between the protestors and security forces.

"We encourage all sides to make efforts to find a peaceful solution to this, and I can tell you are, as you would expected we would be, in close touch with our Indian counterparts there in New Delhi as this goes forward," said Kirby. (ANI)