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KashmirShutdown, clashes continue in Valley; situation under control says Police

Shutdown, clashes continue in Valley; situation under control says Police


Srinagar, Sep 08: Amid continued clashes and protests in the Valley, In a midnight swoop, militants snatched four assault rifles from policemen guarding a political leader in south 's Kulgam district.

In a late night attack on Wednesday, militants attacked the police guardroom of former Conference leader Abdul Rashid Khanday at Begom village in Kulgam district, 70 km from Srinagar.

Though the Valley observed complete shutdown on 62nd straight day in Kashmir, the clashes and protests were reported in some areas during the day while scores of protestors indulging in violence sustained injuries and were shifted to the hospital for treatment.

Besides clashes and protests in several areas of south part of valley, the suspected militants in the intervening night of Wednesday-Thursday decamp with four rifles in Kulgam district.


The policemen posted at Khanday's house have been detained for questioning and the inmates of the house are also being questioned.

Former Chief Minister and NC working president Omar Abdullah has said Khanday is not affiliated with his party since 2002. Omar said the incident was an indicator of the serious situation in south Kashmir.


“Militants decamped with two INSAS rifles, one SLR rifle and a 303 rifle of one selection grade, one constable and two SPO's,” they informed.

Khanday was block and Zone president of National Conference (NC). However, reports quoting the NC party leader said that Khanday had severed ties with them in 2002.

“Militants also thrashed Khanday's family and guards as well,” sources said.

Reports said that people from Trichil, Tahab, Tumlahal and Armulla said that the police vandalized their residential houses and beat up the inmates as well.

They said that several persons were detained by the forces in Lassipora and Tantraypora villages.

Meanwhile, hundreds of people attended a protest rally in Keller area of Shopian district during which protesters raised anti- slogans.

Earlier, forces tried to forces tried to foil the rally but despite the forces action, people managed to held a rally in the village, witnesses said.

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