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Kashmir on boil as Centre rushes 800 additional CRPF troops

Official sources said eight companies (with 100 personnel each) of CRPF are being sent in the wake of ongoing protests.

By: PTI | New Delhi |
Updated: July 12, 2016 7:57:31 pm
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Eight hundred additional central paramilitary forces are being rushed to Jammu and Kashmir in the wake of continued violent protests across the Valley.

The reinforcements will be in addition to 1,200 personnel which were sent to aid the state police on Saturday.

Official sources said eight companies (with 100 personnel each) of CRPF are being sent in the wake of ongoing protests. About 60 battalions (about 1000 personnel each) are already stationed in the state as part of counter insurgency grid.

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A police station in Sopore was torched by a mob today while air force airport in Pulwama and other security installations in Kashmir have also came under attack as ongoing clashes between protesters and security personnel continued following the killing of Hizbul commander Burhan Wani on Friday.

The violent protests have so far left 23 dead and over 250 injured.

Normal life has been paralysed due to curfew-like restrictions and separatists-sponsored strike since Saturday.

Restrictions on movement of people continued to be in place in many parts of the Valley including parts of Srinagar city, where the first death in the clashes occurred last evening.

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