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Kashmir unrest: Policeman injured in attack dies, death toll reaches 46

The violence in Kashmir in the aftermath of killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani today claimed its 46th life when a policeman, injured in the attack on a police station in Kulgam district on

India TV News Desk, Srinagar [ Updated: July 24, 2016 14:25 IST ]
Security personnel remove barricades put up by protesters
Image Source : PTI Security personnel remove barricades put up by protesters in Srinagar

The violence in Kashmir in the aftermath of killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani today claimed 46th life when a policeman, injured in the attack on a police station in Kulgam district on July 15, succumbed at a hospital in Srinagar.

Constable Mudasir Ahmad is the second policeman to die in the violent clashes between protesters and security forces. Protests erupted in the Kashmir valley after Wani was killed by security forces in an encounter on July 8.

On July 15, a mob pelted stones at police station Yaripora in Kulgam. During the stone pelting, suspected militants hurled a grenade at the police station, resulting in injuries to six cops including Ahmad.

Meanwhile, authorities today lifted the ongoing curfew from four districts of the Kashmir Valley as the law and order situation showed marginal improvement.

The districts were Ganderbal, Badgam, Bandipora and Baramulla, police confirmed.

The state government has already ordered opening of schools in these four districts.

Officials said curfew and restrictions would, however, continue in parts of Srinagar city.

There was some civilian activity in parts of Srinagar on Saturday as pedestrian and private transport movement was seen in the City's uptown areas.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh currently on a two-day visit to the Valley met many delegations on Saturday at the Nehru Guest House in Srinagar.

(With inputs from agencies)

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