Kashmir unrest: Civilian killed as protestors attack police post in Kupwara

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Srinagar, July 16 (ANI): The violence in Kashmir Valley showed no signs of subsiding as protesters today attacked a police post in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir today, in which a civilian was killed. Two civilians have also reportedly been injured in the fresh incidents of violence in the area. A mob attacked a police post at Hatmulla in Kupwara district, following which the security personnel retaliated. Yesterday, another protestor was killed and three other injured in fresh police firing in Kupwara district and another civilian died in South Kashmir district. The incidents of violence continue to crop up despite the Centre and Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti calling on the people of the state to maintain calm and cooperate with the state government to bring peace in the valley. Earlier today, three militants were killed as the Army foiled an infiltration bid in Poonch. This was the first infiltration attempt by militants from across the LoC in the State after the protests broke out in Valley following killing of 21-year-old Hizbul Mujahideen militant commander Burhan Wani in South Kashmir on July 8. After Burhan's death, Kashmir is on boil and about 40 people have been killed and over 3000 including 1600 civilians injured in clashes between youth and security men during protests. The life in the Valley has remained paralysed after Burhan's killing, due to strike called by the separatists and curfew-like restrictions imposed by the authorities. (ANI)