Kashmir death toll – 23. Teenaged girl succumbs, mob drowns policeman


Srinagar, July 11: The death toll in Kashmir which is embroiled in violent protests in the aftermath of HM Militant Burhan Wani’s encounter on Friday last week has risen to 23 with the death of two more civilians, including a teenaged girl.

Yasmeena, a resident of Damhal Hanjipora area of Kulgam district in south Kashmir had sustained critical injuries and succumbed at SMHS hospital late evening, officials said.

There are reports of another boy of thirteen, belonging to Shopian who also lost his life to the clashes between protesters and security forces.

A violent mob in Sangam drowned the driver of a police vehicle, Afroz Ahmed, heaving the vehicle into Jhelum river


According to official sources, those killed in forces’ firing in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Sunday were identified as Irfan Ahmad Malik of Newa, Gulzar Ahmad Pandit of Mohanpora Shopian and Fayaz Ahmad Waza of Litter. Those who succumbed to their injuries late Saturday evening were identified as Zubair Ahmed of Kaimoh (Kulgam); Feroze Mir of Began, Kulgam; Muhammad Altaf Rather of Rajpora (Pulwama), Imtiyaz Ahmed Mandoo of Mandpora Khanabal (Anantnag) and Mashook Ahmed of Kund, Qazigund.

The 12 youth who were killed on Saturday were identified as Saqib Manzoor Mir of Khundru Achabal; Khurshid Ahmed of Harwat, Kulgam; Safeer Ahmed Bhat of Chararigam;  Adil Bashir of  Dooru; Abdul Hameed Mouchi of Arwani; Danish Ayoub Shah of Achabal; Jehangir Ahmed Ganie of Hassanpora, Bijbehera; Azad Hussain of Shopian; Aijaz Ahmed Thokur of Siligam, Anantnag;  Muhammad Ashraf Dar of Halpora, Kokernag; Showkat Ahmed Mir of Hassanpora, Bijbehara and Haseeb Ahmad Ganai S/O Abdul Majid of Dialgam.

Kashmir erupted with massive protests against the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Muzaffar Wani on Friday.