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Kashmir: Another youth dies from his injuries, toll now at 76

Several other persons were injured in the two incidents. Clashes were also reported from Srinagar's old city area and Budgam district. Photograph: (AFP)

PTI Jammu and Kashmir Sep 10, 2016, 11.30 AM (IST)

A youth injured last month in firing by security forces in Kashmir died today, taking the death toll in the ongoing unrest in the Valley to 76, police said.

Javaid Ahmad Dar was hit in the leg by a bullet on August 5 in the Narbal area of Budgam district, a police official said.

Two youths were also killed on Saturday in clashes between security forces and protesters in South Kashmir.

Sayar Ahmad Sheikh was hit by a tear gas shell in the head at Tukroo when security personnel were trying to disperse a group of stone-pelting protesters, a police official said.

Restrictions are in place in the area under Section 144 of CrPC, which prohibits assembly of four or more people.

The official said Sheikh was rushed to the sub-district hospital at Rajpora where doctors declared him brought dead.

Another youth, Yawar Bhat, died in security forces' action after protesters indulged in stone pelting at Botengoo in Anantnag district, the official said.

Bhat sustained pellet injuries during the clashes, he said.

Several other persons were injured in the two incidents. Clashes were also reported from Srinagar's old city area and Budgam district, where at least a dozen people have been injured, he said.

The situation across the Valley continues to be tense, he added. Violent protests started across Kashmir valley on July 9, a day after Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani was killed in an encounter with security forces.

(PTI)

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