Mobs in Kashmir snatch police weapons; Three policemen go missing; 6 youth dead

 Srinagar, July 9: ADGP CID and IGP Kashmir addressed a press conference at PCR, Srinagar today at a very short notice and said that three policemen had gone missing in Kashmir since violence erupted in various parts of the valley today morning.


The press release read,

Following the killing of three terrorists in Verinag yesterday, violent clashes occured in various parts of the valley today. Unruly mobs attacked security forces, civil, police establishments and vital installations throughout the valley.

Violent incidents of arson and stone pelting were reported from Achabal, Kokernag, Kund, Qazigund, DHPora, Vessu, Dooru, Sangam, Awanipora, Pulwama, Bomai, Sopore, Baramulla, Palhallan, Pattan, Delina, Gantamullah, Sheeri, Kreeri, Lalpora, Bandipora, Narbal, Lasjan, Barzulla, Nowgam, Tengpora and Batmaloo.

96 force personnel were seriously injured. The police and security force personnel used tear gas to disperse the crowds. At a couple of places during crowd control Amir Bashir Khan of Veerinag, Dooru, Saquib Manzoor Mir of Khundroo Achabal, Yawar Manzoor Kondru of Anantnag, Aijaz Ahmed Thokru, a resident of Siligam, Ashmuqam in Anantnag, Mohammad Asif Dar of Halpora Kokernag and Shaukat Ahmed of Bijbehara died.

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