Kashmir unrest: Two dead, 30 injured in clashes across Valley; strict curfew imposed

Two youth were killed and at least 30 people injured in clashes that were reported Tuesday in Kashmir’s south Bijbehara, Bandipora, Shopian and Kulgam.

Mustafa Ahmed Mir, a 19-year-old, was killed on the spot after he was hit by a tear shell during clashes with security personnel in Bandipora. In Shopian, where clashes also emerged, Shahid Ahmad Shah, succumbed to pellet injuries to his hand and heart. Three people were also injured. Clashes were also reported at Batamaloo in Srinagar after prayers were offered. Eight people were injured in pellet firing in Kulgam, while four were injured in Pattan in north Kashmir.

With curfew imposed across Kashmir, security personnel refused to all people to step out and offer prayers on Eid. With masjid sealed and protests erupting in the Valley, both – Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and former CM Omar Abdullah have not offered prayers on Eid.

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